The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations; research in state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; basic concepts of real property law, criminal law and procedure, civil litigation, tort law, and substantive contract law; and wills, trusts, and probate. The program of study emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to aid lawyers in the delivery of legal services. Program graduates receive a Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Technology degree. Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Persons who have been convicted of a felony offense are not employable in the legal field. Evidence of a current satisfactory criminal record background check is required at the student's expense prior to participation in the internship.
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For more information, contact:
Tangela S. King, J.D.
Office location: J-162B