Course Descriptions

LGLA 1303   Legal Research           3:3:0

Presents legal research techniques emphasizing the paralegal's role. 

Prerequisite: TSI Satisfied in Reading. 
Type: TECH

LGLA 1305   Legal Writing          3:3:0

Fundamentals of legal writing techniques including case and fact analysis, citation formats, and legal writing styles emphasizing the paralegal's role in legal writing.

Prerequisite: TSI Satisfied in Writing.
Type: TECH

LGLA 1313   Introduction to Paralegal Studies           3:3:0

An overview of the paralegal profession including professional regulation, trends and issues, ethical obligations, and the paralegal's role in the delivery of legal services.

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 1345   Civil Litigation           3:3:0

Presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation and emphasizes the paralegal's role in civil litigation.

Prerequisite: None 
Type: TECH

LGLA 1351   Contracts           3:3:0

Presents fundamental concepts of contract law including formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code with emphasis on the paralegal's role in contract law.

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 1353   Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration       3:3:0

Presents fundamental concepts of the law of will, trusts, and probate administration with emphasis on the paralegal's role.

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 1355   Family Law        3:3:0

Fundamental concepts of family law including formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, marital property, and the parent-child relationship with emphasis on the paralegal's role in family law.

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 2307   Law Office Management          3:3:0

Fundamentals of principles and structure of management, administration, and substantive systems in the law office including law practice technology as applied to paralegals

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 2309   Real Property           3:3:0

Presents fundamental concepts of real property law including the nature of real property, rights and duties of ownership, land use, voluntary and involuntary conveyances, and the recording of and searching for real estate documents emphasizing the paralegal's role in property law.

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 2313   Criminal Law and Procedure           3:3:0

Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: None
Type: TECH

LGLA 2388   Internship—Paralegal/Legal Assistant           3:0:9
(Capstone Course)

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 21 hours of Paralegal Studies coursework.
Type: TECH

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