Paralegal Studies

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level paraprofessional positions in the legal field. A paralegal is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience; who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity, and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the unauthorized practice of law. Paralegal work includes developing and modifying procedures used in the legal field, preparing routine legal documents, assisting in the preparation of cases for trial, investigating facts, researching, selecting, assessing, compiling, and using information from the law library and other references, and analyzing and handling procedural problems. All Paralegal Studies degree candidates must comply with the applicable legal authority governing the unauthorized practice of law in the jurisdiction in which they will eventually practice.   Apply & Register Program Details

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level paraprofessional positions in the legal field. A paralegal is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience; who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity, and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the unauthorized practice of law. Paralegal work includes developing and modifying procedures used in the legal field, preparing routine legal documents, assisting in the preparation of cases for trial, investigating facts, researching, selecting, assessing, compiling, and using information from the law library and other references, and analyzing and handling procedural problems.
All Paralegal Studies degree candidates must comply with the applicable legal authority governing the unauthorized practice of law in the jurisdiction in which they will eventually practice.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
PAR-101 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
PAR-201 Legal Research and Writing I 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
OST-123 Introduction to Microsoft Word 3
PAR-102 Litigation/Civil Procedures 3
PAR-202 Legal Research and Writing II 3
POL-101 Introduction to Political Science 3
CRJ-105 Criminal Law 3
    18
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
PAR-210 Law Office Management 3
LAW-101 Legal Environment/Business Law I 3
CRJ-103 Legal Systems 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
SOC-205 Social Diversity 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16
Second Semester
PAR-203 Family Law 3
PAR-204 Real Estate Law or  
PAR-207 Bankruptcy Basics 3
PAR-205 Estate and Probate 3
PAR-206 Paralegal Internship 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 65

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for entry-level paraprofessional
    positions in the legal field.
  • To prepare students for Paralegal Advanced Competency
    Exam (P.A.C.E.).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Discuss fundamental legal concepts and principles to think critically about law and social issues.
  2. Evaluate the court system and both civil and criminal procedure.
  3. Conduct legal research using both primary and secondary sources in either printed or electronic versions.
  4. Interact with clients of various cultures and backgrounds

Employment Opportunities

  • Law firms
  • U.S. or state prosecutors’ and public defenders’ offices
  • Financial institutions, insurance companies and other
    corporations
  • The government
  • Legal aid offices

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Professor Sondi Lee, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4558
email: slee@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

22.0302

Program Code

PAR.AAS