Paralegal Program

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Paralegal (AAS.LEX)

This program is intended to prepare individuals for employment as a paralegal, also referred to as a legal assistant. 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.

Program Courses

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BUA 205 Business Law I 3
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
LEX 111 New Jersey Legal Systems 3
LEX 112 Legal Writing 3
LEX 113 Legal Research and Library Use 3
LEX 122 Family Law 3
LEX 123 Bankruptcy Law 3
LEX 124 Real Property 3
LEX 125 Comparative Business Ethics 3
LEX 212 Civil Litigation Practice 3
LEX 214 Administration of Decedents’ Estate 3
LEX 225 Paralegal Skills and Practices 3
LEX 235 Paralegal Internship 3
  Total: 39

1 Required Elective

ACC 112* Principle Financial Accounting I with Spreadsheets 4
BUA 208 Labor Management Relations 3
CIS 207** Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CRJ 111 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 203 Legal Rights of the Convicted 3
CRJ 217 Juvenile Delinquency 3
ETC 105 Entertainment Law 3
HIT 103 Legal Aspects of Health Info 3
POL 215 Constitutional Law 3

*ACC 112 is recommended for students who wish to transfer to Peirce College
** Required CIS 101 will fulfill prerequisite for this class

 

General Education Courses

  Written & Oral Communications 6
Mathematics (MTH 107 or higher required) 3
Natural Science 4
Social Science 3
Arts & Humanities 3
Additional General Education Requirements (CIS 101 required) 3
Total: 22
Total Required for the Degree: 64/65

*Please note all Paralegal classes are offered in the evening on the Mount Laurel campus.