Legal Studies & Paralegal

CourseConnect Civil Litigation

This course explores the process and procedures associated with a civil case. It includes the initial client interview and fact gathering, preparations of pleadings, trial preparation, post trial procedure, ethical considerations for handling a civil law case, and the application of technology in the preparation and trial of a lawsuit.

CourseConnect Contracts

This course provides students with a general overview and understanding of the elements of a contractual relationship/agreement, applicable laws related to contract negotiations and terms, and the remedies available if the relationship/agreement is breached.

CourseConnect Criminal Law and Procedure (Paralegal)

This course provides the student with the basic principles and history of American criminal law, the elements of specific crimes, the procedures of the criminal justice process, and the constitutional rights of the accused.

CourseConnect Family Law

It addresses fundamental topics including marriage, divorce, annulment, property division, parenthood, adoption, custody, support, and family violence along with emerging areas, such as legal recognition of nonmarital families and assisted reproductive technology.

CourseConnect Introduction to Law

This course presents an overview of various substantive and procedural areas of the law and their corresponding legal practice areas. Students are introduced to the legal profession, legal ethics, sources of law, an overview of courts, alternate dispute resolution systems, various substantive and procedural areas of the law, and analyzing an application of law to factual circumstances.

CourseConnect Introduction to the Paralegal Profession

Students are introduced to the sources of law, an overview of courts, and alternative dispute resolution systems.

CourseConnect Introduction to the Paralegal Profession and Law

This course presents the role of paralegals in the legal system, paralegal skills, legal working environments, ethical considerations, and career opportunities. Students are introduced to the sources of law, an overview of courts, alternate dispute resolution systems, and various substantive and procedural areas of the law.

CourseConnect Legal Research and Writing

This course is designed to provide students with a solid working knowledge of the tools in law libraries, including both state and federal primary and secondary materials. Students will find, analyze, and solve problems in the legal world. In addition, students will adapt the research material into legal memoranda and briefs while communicating the results in a competent and ethical manner.

CourseConnect Paralegal Ethics

This course provides students with practical knowledge of the law of professional responsibility and how that law is applied to paralegals. In addition to the general legal ethical concepts presented in the course, students will research individual state professional responsibility rules. Upon completion of this course, the paralegal student will be able to recognize an ethical issue, categorize it, and research the possible solutions to the issue.

CourseConnect Real Estate

This course is an introduction to Real Estate Law, covering topics such as property rights, principles of land ownership, sale, financing and conveyance, contracts, liens, mortgage financing, deeds, mortgages or deeds of trust, settlement concepts, leasing and other property concepts.

CourseConnect Technology in the Law Office

This course provides an introduction to computer hardware and software fundamentals, including an overview of traditional law office software, specialty law office and case management software, and litigation support software. Methods for learning and keeping current with software updates and changes will be explored.

CourseConnect Torts

This course presents the definitions of tort laws and describes how tort laws are applied to various situations and fact patterns. This course also explores the process of filing tort cases in court in terms of parties, pleadings, timing, and the appeals process.

CourseConnect Wills, Trusts and Estates

This course covers how to legally and ethically develop and administer an estate plan. Specialized legal vocabulary is introduced, relevant substantive and procedural law is explained, and a student produced estate planning and estate administration portfolio of relevant documents that thoroughly covers the wills, trusts, and estates legal specialty area is developed.