The Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate (PBC) curriculum focuses solely upon legal skills and substantive law courses, culminating in the practicum course, in which students complete a 100-hour internship in a law office and develop job search skills in the classroom. There are nine three-credit hour courses required to complete the Paralegal Studies PBC.
The School of Professional Advancement's Paralegal Studies PBC has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Paralegals since 1981. Its curriculum reflects the rigor and quality that ABA requires and legal employers demand.
Paralegals are trained professionals who work under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Paralegals are not lawyers and are not permitted to practice law or to provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
|GLSP 2010||Intro to the Legal System||3|
|GLSP 3020||Legal Research||3|
|GLSP 3030||Legal Writing *||3|
|GLSP 3050||Litigation I||3|
|GLSP 3060||Litigation II *||3|
|GLSP 3070||Legal Technology **||3|
|Selec two Paralegal Courses 4000+ level (taken only after the completion of the Paralegal courses above)||6|
|GLSP 5900||Gen Legal Studies Practicum (final semester, includes 100-hour internship requirement and classroom component)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
* Preceding course is a prerequisite.
** Prerequisite: CPST-1000 Intro to Microcomputers or director approval.