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American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Pleadings and Practice (213)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 22 hours of structured independent study.
Dates: 
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss pleadings, discovery, procedural rules and events before and at trial and identify the procedures and their functions involved in the litigation process, as well as various time periods within which actions must be taken; and understand the jurisdictional basis for bringing actions in the state and federal courts.

Instruction: 

Major topics are: control of legal expense and closer supervision of suit files through an understanding of pleadings, discovery, procedural rules and events before and at trial, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 2 semester hours in Pleadings and Practice, Insurance Law or Business Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

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