LEGL 331: Business Organizations A course providing an overview of the formation and operation of business enterprises including sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Prerequisites: LEGL 111, LEGL 211 3 credits LEGL 333: Real Estate Law This course covers the acquisition, ownership, regulation and disposition of real property. Financing of real estate is also covered. 3 credits LEGL 334: Public Records Research and Title Abstracts Theory and practice of completing courthouse civil and criminal records research and real estate title abstracts. Prerequisites: LEGL 111, LEGL 211 3 credits LEGL 335: Bankruptcy A course emphasizing the substantive law of bankruptcy including the rights of debtors, creditors and other interested parties and the legal assistantâ€™s role in bankruptcy proceedings. Prerequisites: LEGL 111, LEGL 211 3 credits LEGL 343: Computers in the Law A course designed to introduce legal assistants and other legal professionals to the use of computers in the legal field, preparing them to use computer skills in the legal environment. 3 credits LEGL 345: Trial Preparation and Procedure An overview of the litigation process including pleadings, third-party practice, discovery, the presentation of evidence at trial and the rules of evidence, and post-trial practice. Prerequisites: LEGL 111, LEGL 211 3 credits LEGL 390-394: Special Topics in Legal Studies Prerequisites: LEGL 111, LEGL 211
LEGL 390: Immigration Law A course that is designed to introduce the American immigration process and the paralegal and attorneys role in representation of clients. 1-3 credits LEGL 495: Legal Studies Internship Placement in a law office, legal department, public legal institution, financial, institution, or insurance company. Students may take 2 internships. Prerequisites: LEGL 111, LEGL 211, LEGL 212, Director Permission 1-6 credits Note: I nterns should have substantially completed their studies. A grade point average of 2.25 in all paralegal courses or permission of the Program Director is required for enrollment.
Legal Studies/Paralegal Four Year Curriculum FIRST YEAR First Semester 3 College Composition/LENG 111 1 Legal Studies/LEGL 105 3 Legal Studies/LEGL 111 3 Modern Language 3 Legal Studies/LEGL 211 2 First-Year Seminar/LEGL 100 15
Second Semester 3 Critical Analysis & Comp/LENG 112 3 Foundations/Morality/LTHE 101 3 Elective 3 Modern Language 3 Legal Studies/LEGL 212 3 History Without Borders/LHST 111 18