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Online Diploma in Paralegal Studies Program


Program Description:

The Diploma in Paralegal Studies program provides the foundation in the field of law necessary to obtain an entry level position as a legal assistant or paralegal in a law-related setting. Our online program is accessible and practical, focusing on solving real-world problems. . Paralegal students are given a student-account with Westlaw and our online classes will help you become efficient in online legal research.

Program Objectives:

Upon successful completion of outlined courses, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  2. Identify primary and secondary sources of the law.
  3. Use research tools and techniques necessary to find the law.
  4. Prepare written legal analysis identifying issues in a case, the rule of law, application, counterarguments, and conclusions.
  5. Prepare professional legal documents.
  6. Demonstrate core knowledge in the following areas of law: business law, criminal law, real property, and contracts.
  7. Apply for an Associate of Paralegal Studies or related degree.


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


Anticipated Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems
  2. Achieve career goal and rapid advancement in paralegal field and related fields

Program Plan for Diploma in Paralegal Studies

SemesterCourse #Course Name Credit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationRequired Elective
1 ORT100Orientation 0 000
LGS100Introduction to the Legal Profession 3 300
LGS107Contracts 3 300
LGS108Legal Research 3 300
LGS110Litigation and Trial Practice I 3 300
LGSElective 3 300
Semester Credit Hours15 1500
2 LGS103Criminal Law 3 300
LGS204Real Property 3 300
LGS208Legal Analysis and Writing 3LGS108300
LGS206Business Organizations 3 003
OpenElective 3 003
Semester Credit Hours 15 906
Total for Semesters 1-2 30 2406
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Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.






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