Paralegal Studies, AAS
The purpose of the Paralegal Studies Program is to provide students with the skills necessary to perform specifically delegated substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals and other non-lawyers are prohibited from practicing law.
The associate degree is designed mainly for students who have not attended college before or those who have a limited amount of previous college credit. All of the paralegal courses in the certificate program are included in the associate degree.
|English Composition I|
|English Composition II|
|Intro to Mathematical Modeling (or higher 1000-level MATH course)|
Choose one course from Area C of the Core Curriculum.
|Survey of US History to 1877|
or HIST 2112
|US HIST Since Reconstruction|
|Lower Division Major Requirements||27|
|PARA 1101||Introduction to Law & Ethics 1||3|
|PARA 2203||Civil Litigation||3|
|PARA 2205||Legal Research and Writing||3|
|PARA 2207||Criminal Litigation||3|
|PARA 2209||Business Organization||3|
|PARA 2211||Computers in the Law||3|
|PARA 2213||Real Estate Law||3|
|PARA 2225||Family Law||3|
|PARA 2235||Law Office Skills||3|
|Choose four courses from the following:||12|
|Wills, Trusts and Probate Law|
|Health Care Law|
|Intellectual Property Law|
|Total Credit Hours||61|
Students who do not achieve a grade of C or higher in PARA 1101 Introduction to Law & Ethics must re-take PARA 1101 Introduction to Law & Ethics and achieve a grade of C or higher before taking any other PARA classes.
Residency Requirements for the AAS in Paralegal Studies
Students must take at least 7 classes (21 credit hours) at Clayton State in order to fulfill the residency requirements for the AAS. in Paralegal Studies. At least 4 of the 7 classes (12 credit hours) must be PARA classes.