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It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This introductory course explores the role of the paralegal on the legal team, including career opportunities and ethical concerns. Students will learn about sources of law and basic legal concepts and methodologies.
(3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: PARL 1100, PARL 1200, PARL 1500.
This course provides students with practical knowledge of the legal workplace including how to secure a paralegal position and function as a successful member of a legal team. (1 contact hour) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: PARL 1100, PARL 1200, PARL 1500, minimum 2.0 overall GPA, minimum 2.25 GPA in paralegal courses.
Students will work for 100 hours within a law office or corporate or government based legal setting. Classroom work provides students with an overview of the procedural and ethical issues faced by a paralegal on the job. (9 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 7.5 lab) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: PARL 2700, minimum 2.0 overall GPA, minimum 2.25 GPA in paralegal courses.
Building upon the experience gained in PARL 2700 Legal Internship/Seminar I, students will perform an additional 100 hours within a law office or corporate or government based legal setting. The classroom portion of the course specializes in ethical concerns involving the attorney-client relationship and the role of the paralegal.
(8 contact hours: .5 lecture, 7.5 lab) [Catalog Entry]