Paralegal (PAR.S.AAS)

68.0 Credit Hours

The Paralegal program educates students with practical assignments in a simulated law office environment. All student work models the professional, ethical and technology concepts they will use in the legal field. Student learning is supported by experienced paralegals who serve as team teachers. All paralegal students are required to complete an attorney-supervised internship for hands-on experience using their paralegal skills.

Classes are taught in a simulated law office environment that makes current practices and technology available to students. All full-time faculty in the Paralegal program are licensed attorneys. Legal research is conducted by students both online and in professional law libraries. All students produce a personal portfolio of their legal work and benefit from an internship experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

A grade point average of 2.0 is required to enter the Paralegal program. A grade of C is required in all PAR courses. An overall grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to continue in the program, and is required for graduation.

Program Outcomes

  • Competently conduct factual and legal research and communicate the results clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrate competency in current technology.
  • Competently prepare and interpret legal documents.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior individually and as a member of a legal team.

Curriculum

Paralegal Elective 6 credit hours
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3 credit hours
ACC 1210: Introduction to Financial Accounting View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIS 1410: Business Software Applications View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
COM 2206: Interpersonal Communication View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1199: Textual Editing View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1201: English Composition II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
LAW 1101: Business Law View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAT 1120: Business Mathematics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 1101: Paralegal Principles View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 1102: Legal Technology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
PAR 1103: Litigation View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 1201: Legal Research & Writing View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 1202: Advanced Legal Technology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
PAR 1203: Advanced Litigation View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 1204: Real Estate Law View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 2301: Advanced Legal Research & Writing View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 2302: Family Law View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 2303: Probate Law View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 2304: Paralegal Ethics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PAR 2401: Paralegal Internship View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
Course Option: {PSY 1100 OR SOC 1101} 3 credit hours
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