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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.

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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.
  • Use research tools and techniques necessary to find the law.
  • 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

COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
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
 CORE TOTAL24

COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
LGSElective3
OPENElective3
 Total Program Credit Hours6
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