Explains the basics of the law, the paralegal profession, career opportunities, and ethical concerns as they relate to paralegals. Learners examine the individual legal topics and practice areas they will study throughout the program, preparing them for success in the Paralegal Program.
Explores civil litigation in the context of tort law, including introducing the substantive laws of negligence, intentional torts, personal injury, and product liability. Learners develop legal arguments in a civil litigation dispute.
Outlines the primary forms of business organizations, including sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Learners create a simulated company, determining the correct legal entity and drafting the necessary documentation to file with local, state or federal entities.
Experiential learning in the context of a law firm, corporation, non-profit or governmental agency. Learners develop skills and abilities to work in the industry, apply the law and legal procedures, conduct legal research, write letters and memorandums, draft documents, contact clients or individuals, and maintain confidentiality and professional ethics.
Examines contract capacity and contract formation. Interprets contract terms and recognizes contract forms. Learners discuss and interpret creditor/debtor relations in relation to contract law. Learners explore and differentiate remedies available for breach of contract.
Identifies the steps in the litigation process. Summarizes the basic documents required in litigation. Learners develop legal arguments and differentiate between legal remedies available to resolve disputes. Learners draft complaints, answers and related legal documents.
Examines the steps required to conduct legal research, identifying and applying basic research techniques. Explores electronic research using software and publicly available information. Learners draft legal documents, letters, and memoranda, using appropriate legal terminology and citation.