Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies

Administration of Justice

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Legal Studies

Academic Plan Code




The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary study of law, prepares students to "think like lawyers." The emphasis on case analysis, critical thinking, reasoning by analogy, and oral advocacy will benefit all types of students: from those who want to attend law school, to professionals who crave a specialized area of knowledge, to those who simply want to learn about law in general.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
RC AJS201 Rules Of Evidence 3
RC AJS217 Court Procedures 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
RC GBS206 Business Law (UCC) 3
RC GBS207 Business Law (General Corporate) 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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