Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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CJUS 171 - Introduction to Judicial Function

Credit(s): 1

Corequisite(s): CJUS 231 .
The structure and organization of local, state and federal court systems and the roles and responsibilities of the key figures in the trial process are explored. Various problems faced by the judiciary are also addressed. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Differentiate between the functions and roles of the various U.S. court systems.
  • Describe the “dual system” of U.S. courts.
  • Articulate the roles, responsibilities, limitations, and qualifications of each of the court’s “work group” participants.
  • Describe the organization and jurisdiction of each level of the U.S. Federal and Montana State court systems.

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