Minor in Paralegal Studies

The minor in paralegal studies will no longer be accepting students, beginning fall term of 2013.

The minor in paralegal studies provided instruction in legal research and writing, a background in the structure of the courts and government agencies, as well as additional preparation for the paralegal profession.

The minor consisted of four required courses and four electives. While most employers do not require certification, students completing the program can sit for the two-day National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) examination. Those passing this examination are entitled to use the certified Legal Assistant (CLA) designation. 

Required Courses
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
CJ 381Legal Research and Writing I3.0
CJ 382Legal Research and Writing II3.0
CJ 276Introduction to Computer Crime3.0
Additional Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12.0-14.0
Business Law II
Real Estate (pre-req BLAW 202)
Sex, Violence & Crime on the Internet
Intellectual Property Theft in the Digital Age
Intercultural Communication
Constitutional Law I
Forensic Psychology
Total Credits25.0-27.0


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