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Fall 2015 LEX Classes

13 Jul

To find out what paralegal classes are being offered, log into Web Advisor, and select  “Search for Sections”. Under Term, select Fall 2015, and select “LEX” in the “subjects” box, and click on Submit.

Click on the image below to see a screenshot of the Fall 2015 LEX class list.

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You can save time by using the Search and Register function, which allows you to register on the same screen.

Important Dates for Fall 2015 Registration

10 Jul

You will need to meet with your advisor before registering for classes, so that you can be cleared to register. Interested  in online advising? You must:

– be admitted to a program as of the current semester;
– have an assigned academic advisor;
– have enrolled in courses at least once during the previous three semesters; and
– have completed at least 17 hours of college coursework

If you meet these qualifications, you may fill out a an application for online advising. Students must be cleared to register each semester, so it’s a good idea to contact your advisor at least a week prior to registration.

Early Registration

Early registration is reserved for continuing students who have been admitted to a program as of summer 2015 or prior and have enrolled in courses during at least one of the past three semesters. Eligibility is determined by credit hours completed by the start of the early registration period.

Early registration for eligible students with 35 or more credit hours begins: July 6

Early registration for eligible students with 17 or more credit hours begins: July 8

Early registration for eligible students with 4 or more credit hours begins: July 10

Early registration for eligible students with fewer than 4 credit hours begins: July 14

General Registration

During general registration, all advised students can add courses to their schedule using WebAdvisor, Durham Tech’s online system for student information and services.

Open registration for all advised students: July 16 – August 16*

Waitlist function available: July 6 – August 13

Registration is available through WebAdvisorall day except from 1 – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Fridays from 6 – 8 a.m. for weekly maintenance. WebAdvisor will remain available for schedule adjustments until Sunday, August 16.

*Ensure you are able to log into WebAdvisor prior to the end of the registration period. If you are unable to access WebAdvisor and require registration assistance, visit the Admissions and Enrollment Services office in the Wynn Center, room 1200, or the front desk at the Orange County Campus by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14.

Late Enrollment and Advising

Last day to receive online advising, by 12 p.m., August 5
Last day to submit an enrollment application, by 5 p.m., October 14**
Last day to take a placement test, arrive by 1 p.m., August 10
Last day to attend a ConnectSession is August 10.

August 12-13 are late advising days, the last opportunity to meet with an advisor. Registration is not permitted if you have not completed an application, orientation, testing and advising by the deadlines. Please note that by late advising time, course availability is limited. You are encouraged to complete enrollment steps early.

Main Campus late advising hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Orange County Campus late advising hours: 1 – 6 p.m.

**Any applications submitted after Wednesday, August 5 may not be processed in time to begin classes on Monday, August 17. However, applications submitted between Thursday, August 6 and Wednesday, October 14 should allow enrollment for Mini-Session II, which begins on Monday, October 19.

Tuition and Fees Payment Deadlines

Full payment of tuition and fees is due according to the schedule below. During the week before classes start, full payment is due daily. If you do not pay on time, your courses will be de-registered and made available for other students.

If you register the week that begins July 6 or July 13, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. July 19.

If you register the week that begins July 20 or July 27, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. August 2.

If you register the week that begins August 3, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. August 9.

If you register August 10 or 11, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. August 11.

If you register August 12 or 13, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. August 13.

If you register August 14–16, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. August 16.

Payments may be made online through WebAdvisor all day except from 1 – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Fridays from 6 – 8 a.m. for weekly maintenance. Payment may also be made in person at the Cashier’s Window (White Building entrance foyer, Main Campus).

Fall 2015 LEX Textbooks

8 Jul

Textbooks for Paralegal Technology – Fall 2015

Lex 110 Introduction to Paralegal
Paralegal Today: The Essentials, 6th Edition
Roger Miller | Mary Meinzinger
ISBN-13: 9781133935629
608 Pages | © 2014 | Published

Lex 120 Legal Research I  – note that two books are used
1) Legal Research, 3rd edition
William H. Putman
Jennifer R. Albright Phoenix College
ISBN-10: 1285439937
ISBN-13: 9781285439938
528 Pages Paperback
Previous Editions: 2010, 2006
© 2015 | Published
2) ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, Fifth Edition
by Association of Legal Writing Directors, Coleen M. Barger
ISBN: 9781454828754 Published 2014

Lex 130 Civil Injuries
Tort Law, 6th Edition
J. Stanley Edwards, J.D.
ISBN-10: 1285448049 | ISBN-13: 9781285448046
© 2016 | Published

Lex 140 Civil Litigation I
The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition
includes Student Workbook
James W. H. McCord, J.D.
ISBN-13: 9781428323445
624 Pages | © 2008 | Published

Lex 160 Criminal Law and Procedure
Criminal Law and Procedure, 7th Edition
Daniel E. Hall
ISBN-13: 9781285448817
768 Pages | © 2015 | Published

Lex 210 Real Property I
North Carolina Real Estate Law, Third Edition
Neal R. Bevans
ISBN: 97816135683 Published 2015

Lex 250 Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 5th Edition
Gordon Brown | Scott Myers
ISBN-13: 9781133016779
624 Pages | © 2013 | Published

Lex 285 Workers’ Compensation
Workers Compensation and Employee Protection Laws in a Nutshell, 5th Edition
Hood, Hardy and Lewis – Published 2011
Author: Jack B Hood; Benjamin A. Hardy Jr.; Harold S Lewis Jr
ISBN-13: 9780314275325

TGIF!

17 Apr

high fiveThe semester is winding down quickly! Remember to take a deep breath and look at how much you’ve accomplished this semester!

As Michael Jordan said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

And with another semester drawing to a close, you’ve made it happen! You are one step closer to your goals.

And after that celebration–get back to the books!

Survivor of 29 Years in Solitary Confinement for False Conviction to Speak at UNC Law April 10

1 Apr

Survivor of 29 Years in Solitary Confinement to Speak Alongside Reform Advocates at UNC Law April 10

Robert King of ‘Angola Three’ Spent 29 Years in Solitary Confinement for a False Conviction; Event Comes After UNC Law Report Concluded that Solitary Confinement is Form of Torture

Photo credit: "NLN Robert Hillary King" by Thomas Good - Next Left Notes

“NLN Robert Hillary King” by Thomas Good – Next Left Notes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Robert King, who spent 29 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary for a false conviction, will discuss his journey and the experience of being in solitary confinement alongside policy advocates working on the front lines of prison reform at the University of North Carolina School of Law on Friday, April 10.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a conversation with King and Rev. Nancy Petty of Pullen Baptist Memorial Church in Raleigh, followed by a panel discussion about the use of solitary confinement in North Carolina and across the country, its physical and psychological impact on inmates, its relationship to American and international human rights laws, and the growing movement to reform and eventually end the use of solitary confinement in the United States.

A report released in November 2014 by the Human Rights Policy Seminar at the University of North Carolina School of Law concluded that solitary confinement is a cruel, inhuman and degrading form of punishment that amounts to torture and must no longer be used in the United States.

Speakers:
• Robert King, one of the “Angola Three,” who spent 29 years in solitary confinement for a false conviction
• Deborah Weissman, Reef Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law, who served as faculty adviser for the 2014 report “Solitary Confinement as Torture”
• Chris Brook, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina
• Christina Cowger, Facilitator, NC Stop Torture Now
• Elizabeth Simpson, Staff Attorney, North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
• Mark Bowers, Attorney, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
• Moira Artigues, Forensic Psychologist

When: Friday, April 10, 2015 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: University of North Carolina School of Law, Room 4085, 160 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Read the UNC report online. (pdf)

Sponsored by North Carolina Advocates for Justice, UNC School of Law, NC Stop Torture Now, and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation.

Graduation Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

31 Mar

diploma3Commencement is scheduled for Monday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the  Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Need the low down on how to get ready for that day? Hit the marvelous Durham Tech graduation page for all the information you need, plus contact information if you want to talk to another human. Remember that the graduation application deadline is Thursday, April 16.

Summer 2015 Enrollment and Registration Dates

19 Mar

Important Dates
Summer 2015 Credit Courses

Priority Enrollment Due Date

Students who complete all required admissions forms, attend a ConnectSession, and submit transcripts and financial aid documents by the due date can expect to be admitted to the college and have the option to charge tuition and books to financial aid (if eligible for an award) at the beginning of general registration.
Priority enrollment due date for Summer 2015  is March 15

Advising

All students must be cleared by their academic advisor prior to registration. It is strongly recommended that you see your advisor early, prior to April.

Are you a new student? You will learn about the advising process during your ConnectSession, Durham Tech’s student orientation. After you submit your enrollment application, you should reserve a spot in a ConnectSession by visiting http://www.durhamtech.edu/admissions/connectsession.htm.

Students who attend a ConnectSession will receive advising during walk-in hours. Walk-in hours are posted at http://www.durhamtech.edu/advising/index.htm. If you need more than 30 minutes for your advising session, you may schedule an individual follow-up appointment with a first-year academic advisor. Beginning the enrollment process early will help you avoid long wait times during walk-in advising and give you access to a wider selection of course options.
Are you a continuing student? Are you admitted to a program? If the answer is yes to both questions, you have an assigned advisor. Check your profile in WebAdvisor for your advisor’s contact information. It is your responsibility to schedule an appointment or submit an online request for advising prior to registration. Please contact your advisor as soon as possible, if they are not responsive within 3 – 5 days, you may meet with an advisor during walk-in hours in the Admissions and Enrollment Services office, Wynn Center, room 1200, or at the Orange County Campus. Walk-in hours are posted at http://www.durhamtech.edu/advising/index.htm.

Are you a continuing visiting student? Have you previously earned more than 12 hours of transferrable college credit? Continuing visiting students or new students with 12 or more transferrable college credits who choose not to attend a ConnectSession may submit a request for online advising or meet with an advisor in the Admissions and Enrollment Services office, Wynn Center, room 1200, or at the Orange County Campus during walk-in hours. Online advising forms and walk-in hours are posted at http://www.durhamtech.edu/advising/index.htm. Online advising ends May 13 at 12 p.m.

Early Registration

Early registration is reserved for continuing students who have been admitted to a program as of Spring 2015 or prior and have enrolled in courses during at least one of the past three semesters. Eligibility is determined by credit hours completed by the start of the early registration period.

Early registration for eligible students:
with 35 or more credit hours begins April 7
with 17 or more credit hours begins April 9
with 4 or more credit hours begins April 13
with fewer than 4 credit hours begins April 15

General Registration

During general registration, all advised students can add courses to their schedule using WebAdvisor, Durham Tech’s online system for student information and services.

Open registration for all advised students April 17 – May 18*
Waitlist function available April 7 – May 14

Registration is available through WebAdvisor all day except from 1:00 – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Fridays from 6 – 8:00 a.m. for weekly maintenance. WebAdvisor will remain available for schedule adjustments until Monday, May 18.
Late Enrollment and Advising

Last day to receive Online Advising, by 12 p.m. May 13
Last day to submit an enrollment application, by 5 p.m. May 6
Last day to take a placement test, arrive by 1 p.m. May 12
Last day to attend a ConnectSession May 12

May 13-14 are late advising days, the last opportunity to meet with an advisor. Registration is not permitted if you have not completed an application, orientation, testing and advising by the deadlines. Please note that by late advising time, course availability is limited. You are encouraged to complete enrollment steps early.
Main Campus late advising hours 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Orange County Campus late advising hours 1 – 6 p.m.

Tuition and Fees Payment Deadlines

Full payment of tuition and fees is due according to the schedule below. During the week before classes start, full payment is due daily. If you do not pay on time, your courses will be de-registered and made available for other students.
If you register:
the week that begins April 7, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. April 12
the week that begins April 13, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. April 19
the week that begins April 20, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. April 26
the week that begins April 27, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. May 3
the week that begins May 4, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. May 10
If you register May 11 – 14, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. the same day.
If you register May 15 – 17, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. May 17
If you register May 18, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. the same day.

Payments may be made online through WebAdvisor all day except from 1:00 – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Fridays from 6 – 8:00 a.m. for weekly maintenance. Payment may also be made in person at the Cashier’s Window (White Building entrance foyer, Main Campus), from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless the college is closed.

Withdrawal and Refund Deadlines

Full tuition refund deadline for all courses May 18
75% tuition refund deadline for regular 8-week courses (if completed in-person) May 22
75% tuition refund deadline for regular 8-week courses (if completed via WebAdvisor) May 24
75% tuition refund deadline for regular 10-week courses May 25
Last day to receive a “W” for regular 8-week semester courses June 22
Last day to receive a “W” for regular 10-week semester courses June 29

*Ensure you are able to log into WebAdvisor prior to the end of the registration period. If you are unable to access WebAdvisor and require registration assistance, visit the Admissions and Enrollment Services office in the Wynn Center, room 1200, or the front desk at Orange County Campus by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 18.*