Mar 23, 2018  
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LAW 295 - Paralegal Practicum

Designed for students without previous exposure to the legal field to observe and study operations, policies, and procedures performed by paralegals in various settings, (private firms, public agencies, commercial corporations, etc.).  Students will be placed in the legal environment with emphasis on attorney and paralegal interactions and paralegal relations with areas outside the office (clients, municipal agencies, other firms, commercial institutions, other legal agencies, etc.).  Final report integrating the practical and theoretical aspects of their experiences.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  30 credits from program, at least 12 LAW credits or chairperson approval

Credits: 4
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the selected internship/practicum location by engaging in the workplace for a time frame of 100-125 hours during which time all rules, company policies, and company quality levels will be met or exceeded.  These levels will be ascertained by the instructor prior to the beginning of the internship/practicum and will continue throughout the internship/practicum.
2.  Illustrate an understanding of time sensitive work product by being assigned a time sensitive project and responding within the time frame with legally acceptable work produce.

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