LAWS100 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS100 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This is a survey course encompassing the varied duties of a paralegal as practiced in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. This course describes work done by paralegals in the following areas: civil procedure, administrative law, legal research, and legal writing.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsStudents will
- Use and apply the elements of civil procedure and practice as they relate to those areas of litigation routinely encountered in the general practice of law;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the function and operation of courts and administrative agencies in particular areas of a law practice;
- Recognize the practical aspects of assisting a lawyer to serve clients in numerous areas of specialization likely to be encountered in a law office; and
- Use and apply legal research skills to conduct thorough online legal research and to compose various written materials.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Civil procedure
- Administrative law
- Legal Research
- Legal Writing
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructor's syllabus are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 3/99; New Core 8/2015; Revised 12/2015