Jan 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Planner for Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.)


Official Title of Major: Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S

Code: AAS.PARA-STUDIES

Total credit hours: 60

About Legal Studies Institute - see www.aacc.edu

American Bar Association approved.

Purpose: Prepare students for employment in the paralegal field or to meet the requirements for promotion and/or additional career responsibility. Paralegal courses are taught by judges, practicing attorneys and experts in the field, with an emphasis on practical applications. Employment projections suggest that the paralegal field will be one of the fastest-growing career areas during the next several years. Students may enroll either full- or part-time and courses are offered in day, evening and weekend formats.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Erin Gable

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  
Students may substitute ENG 101A  for ENG
3 credit hours    
MAT 100 - The Nature of Mathematics  
3 credit hours     
Wellness Requirement   
3 credit hours    
LGS 111 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies   3 credit hours     
LGS 253 - Business Law 1   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
LGS 215 - Criminal Law   3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Science GER  
4 credit hours    
LGS 143 - Legal Research and Writing 1  
3 credit hours     
Elective (consult with an advisor and/or paralegal studies)
Students must have a minimum of 9 credits of legal specialty electives, which excludes the following courses: LGS 100, LGS 156, LGS 217, LGS 218, LGS 225, LGS 232, LGS 250, LGS 270, and LGS 271. Students may choose a one-credit general elective in order to achieve the 60 credits needed for graduation. 
3 credit hours    

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
LGS 141 - Electronic Legal Research  
1 credit hour     
LGS 170 - Civil Procedure  
3 credit hours     

LGS 160 - Domestic Relations   or

LGS 171 - Tort Law  

3 credit hours     
Social and Behavioral Sciences GER    
3 credit hours     
Elective (consult with an advisor and/or paralegal studies)
Students must have a minimum of 9 credits of legal specialty electives, which excludes the following courses: LGS 100, LGS 156, LGS 217, LGS 218, LGS 225, LGS 232, LGS 250, LGS 270, and LGS 271. Students may choose a one-credit general elective in order to achieve the 60 credits needed for graduation.
3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
LGS 112 - Law Office Practice and Technology  
3 credit hours     
LGS 144 - Legal Research and Writing 2  
3 credit hours     
LGS 210 - Legal Ethics  
3 credit hours     
Electives (consult with an advisor and/or paralegal studies)
Students must have a minimum of 9 credits of legal specialty electives, which excludes the following courses: LGS 100, LGS 156, LGS 217, LGS 218, LGS 225, LGS 232, LGS 250, LGS 270, and LGS 271. Students may choose a one-credit general elective in order to achieve the 60 credits needed for graduation.
4 credit hours    
LGS 271 - Civil Rights Law  
3 credit hours     

 

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