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Bachelor's Degree of Science in Paralegal Studies

Program Highlights

  • 4 Year Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition

Overview

Bachelor's Degree of Science in Paralegal Studies Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students to support attorneys in transactional and litigations fields by encouraging the use of the unique language of law and the application of key concepts and skills of the profession. Students will examine the role of the paralegal in the legal environment and will apply the skills of legal research, document drafting, case management, evidence gathering and litigation procedure.

Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge they can apply promptly in the workplace such as critical thinking and decision-making skills, human relations concepts and the communication skills of a well-qualified legal assistant. Students will reflect on and relate their responsibility to act in an ethical manner, honoring privacy and adhering to the best practices of the profession. Emphasis is placed on marketable skills required in the law office and valued in the legal environment. In addition, this program provides a foundation for further studies.

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  • Discuss the American legal system, identifying its strengths and challenges
  • Examine the role of the paralegal in the legal community and practice the skills required of a well-qualified paralegal
  • Examine the core areas of law and appreciate the scope of the field, specifically: torts, wills & trusts, civil procedure, litigation, family law, business organization & contracts, real estate and criminal law
  • Practice the skills often asked of a paralegal: case management, legal research, discovery, docketing, drafting & analyzing documents and alternative dispute resolution
  • Demonstrate effective communication via multiple channels of exchange including oral and written
  • Utilize decision support tools in the way of math formulas, computer software and information systems to analyze or solve problems
  • Reflect on and relate the ethical responsibility of paralegals in the legal community and appraise best practices in the field
  • Utilize reference tools/resources to prepare legal documents