Paralegal Studies Diploma PS 12

The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations; research state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; criminal law and procedure, and tort law The program of study emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to aid lawyers in the delivery of legal services. Program graduates receive a Paralegal Studies Diploma.

Curriculum Outline

First Semester

SEMN 1000First Semester Seminar

0

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

PARA 1100Introduction to Law and Ethics

3

Second Semester

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev

2

or

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

or

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

PARA 1105Legal Research & Writing I

3

PARA 1110Legal Research & Writing II

3

XXXX xxxxOccupational Elective 3 Hrs

3

Third Semester
MATH 1111College Algebra

3

PARA 1115Family Law

3

PARA 1125Criminal Law & Criminal Proced

3

Fourth Semester
XXXX xxxxOccupational Elective

3

PARA 1140Tort Law

3

PARA 1145Law Office Management

3

Total Credit Hours: 38