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Paralegal (PARA)

PARA 1103 - Legal Systems & Terminology

This course includes an overview of the legal system as well as the roles, functions, and duties of members of the legal system. The student will be expected to spell, define, and properly pronounce law-related words and phrases.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

PARA 1113 - Legal Research & Writing I

In this course the student learns to properly research, reason, and analyze legal problems and express the legal analysis in acceptable written form. To research exercises the student will visit the library to gather data as well as use electronic databases. Documents prepared will be free of usage and grammar errors.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

PARA 2103 - Wills, Trusts, & Probate

This course focuses on the proper terminology relating to wills, trusts and probate administration. Emphasis is placed on the role and responsibilities as well as the ethical obligations of the paralegal.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

PARA 2113 - Legal Research & Writing II

This course is a continuation of PARA1113 Legal Research and Writing I. The student will continue to research legal problems and create arguments and communicate those arguments. This course continues to emphasize performing legal research in the library as well as utilizing electronic databases.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

PARA 2203 - Paralegal Internship

This course is a capstone experience for students receiving the Paralegal degree. Paralegal Internship is an opportunity to enhance and reinforce classroom instruction with on-the-job work experience. Appropriate training stations will be developed, and supervision will be provided by instructors and site personnel. Students are required to complete 135 clock hours of supervised experience during the term. Prerequisites: a minimum of 45 credit hours in the Paralegal degree including 12 credit hours of PARA courses. Students must have maintained a "C" average in these classes.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

PARA 2213 - Civil Litigation

This course investigates processes including jurisdiction, pleading, discovery, and trial procedure. The students will integrate the analysis and practical skills of the subject matter of the course in written and oral reports.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

PARA 2223 - Torts

This course explores the various torts including intentional torts, strict liability, medical malpractice, negligence, and products liability. Consideration will be given to the recovery of money damages or other civil relief.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration