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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 admissions@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 NameCredit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationRequired Elective
1ORT100Orientation0000
LGS100Introduction to the Legal Profession3300
LGS107Contracts3300
LGS108Legal Research3300
LGS110Litigation and Trial Practice I3300
LGSElective3003
Semester Credit Hours151203
2LGS103Criminal Law3300
LGS204Real Property3300
LGS208Legal Analysis and Writing3300
LGS206Business Organizations3003
OpenElective3300
Semester Credit Hours151203
Total for Semesters 1-2302406

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