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Paralegal Studies Diploma

Program Description

Diploma in Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies Diploma program provides the foundation in the field of law necessary to obtain an entry-level paralegal or legal assistant position in a law-related setting.


Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Paralegal Studies, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

  • Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Identify primary and secondary sources of the law.
  • Make effective personal and professional decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes.
  • Prepare written legal analysis identifying issues in a case, the rule of law, application, counter-arguments, and conclusions.
  • Prepare professional legal documents.
  • Demonstrate core knowledge in the following areas of law: business law, criminal law, real property, and contracts.

Program Plan for the Diploma in Paralegal Studies

LGS 100Introduction to the Legal Profession3
LGS 107Contracts3
CJS 200Criminal Law3
LGS 108Legal Research3
LGS 204Real Property3
LGS 206Business Organizations3
LGS 208Legal Analysis & Writing3
LGS 110Litigation and Trial Practice I3

 Total Program Credit Hours6

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