This program is designed to prepare students to support attorneys in transactional and litigation fields by introducing them to the unique language of law and key concepts of the profession. Students will identify the role of the paralegal in the legal environment and will be introduced to legal research practices, document drafting, case management, evidence gathering, and the litigation procedure.
Students will gain 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 be introduced to 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.
IMPORTANT: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Associate of Applied Business in Paralegal Studies Degree Plan
This Degree Map is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this degree program. A course with an “*” denotes its status as a general education course.
Course subject and Title
Lakewood College Orientation
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Paralegal Studies
Law Office Management
Introduction to English*
Introduction to Psychology*
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Sociology *
Criminal Law & Procedure
Real Estate Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Legal Analysis & Writing I
Wills, Trust, & Estates
The latest data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be found here https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm
|Term Total Tuition
Payment Plan A – 12 Credit Hours
Payment in Full: $5,052.00
|Term Total Tuition
Payment Plan B – 3 Credit Hours
Payment in Full: $1,263.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
Application Fee- $0 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs (first semester only)
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs (first semester only)
Technology/Library Fee – $175 for the first semester and $100 per degree semester thereafter; $250 per vocational program term
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