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Online Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

Program Description

 

The Paralegal Studies program offers students the opportunity to study legal principles online at a depth that will give them a competitive edge in the paralegal field and advance their careers. Upon completion of the fifteen-course degree, students can sit for the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) Certificate exam. Paralegal students are given a student-account with Westlaw and our classes will help you become efficient in online legal research. Students will also take specialty courses and general education courses for a well-rounded education.

 

Program Objectives

 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:

 

  1. Take and pass the CLA/CP exam given by the National Association of Legal Assistants, and earn the designation Certified Paralegal / Certified Legal Assistant.
  2. Perform advanced legal research and writing tasks using online and in-person library resources for a wide variety of legal problems.
  3. Prepare and write legal memoranda, motions, and other court documents for review by an attorney.
  4. Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising attorneys.
  5. Edit and refine previously prepared legal documents to accommodate changes in circumstances and changes in law.
  6. Exhibit proficiency in writing letters, memoranda, and other communications in a corporate or law firm environment.
  7. Apply concepts from a wide variety of legal disciplines, as well as other disciplines such as business, mathematics, and psychology, to their assigned tasks in a law firm or corporate environment.
  8. Enter ALU’s Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree program without further academic preparation.

Apply now or contact Admissions at 213-252-5100 or admissions@alu.edu.

 

Program Plan for Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationRequired Elective
1ORT100Orientation0000
LGS100Introduction to Legal Profession3300
LGS107Contracts3300
LGS110Litigation and Trial Practice I3300
ENG160English Composition I3030
CMP101Introduction to Computers3030
Semester Credit Hours15960
2LGS103Criminal Law3300
LGS108Legal Research3300
COM202Effective Prof. Communications3030
MAT130Concepts of Fundamental Math3030
LGSElective3300
Semester Credit Hours15960
3LGS204Real Property3300
LGS206Business Organizations3300
LGS208Legal Analysis and Writing3300
SBS105Introduction to Psychology3030
LGSElective3300
Semester Credit Hours151230
4LGS200Administrative Law3300
LGS210Litigation and Trial Practice II3LGS110300
HUM155American History I3030
LGSElective3300
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
Total Semester Hrs Required6039183

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