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2008-2009 Academic Catalog 
2008-2009 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.)

Program Advisor: Sharla Miller-Fowler, 371-5123 (fowler-sj@actx.edu) or contact Ann Britt, 371-5451 (britt-ea@actx.edu)

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - LGLA.AAS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to work in a law office under the direct supervision of a practicing attorney as a legal assistant and will have met the educational requirements to take the Certified Legal Assistant exam. (Work experience may be required.) A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all Paralegal Studies (LGLA prefix) courses. Students having education, training, or experience in word processing or keyboarding are encouraged to earn credit by examination for courses listed as RELATED COURSE REQUIREMENTS.

Paralegal Studies majors may request credit by exam for a maximum of six (6) credit hours of legal specialty courses (LGLA prefix courses only). The student must score a minimum of 75 percent on the exam to receive credit for the course. See Legal Studies Coordinator for the details.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Communication - 6 Hours

Humanities - 3 Hours

Mathematics/Natural Sciences - 3 Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours

General Education Electives (3 Semester Hours)

Other Related Requirements (3 Semester Hours)

Real Estate Specialty Option

Paralegal Studies major choosing the Real Estate Specialty may request substitutions for selected Major Course Requirements (see Paralegal Studies Advisor)

(See Program Advisor for details.)

Total (71-72 Semester Hours)