Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Find employment in the legal field
in positions in which they use their paralegal skills and knowledge.
- Explain the basic theories, doctrines, concepts, and associated principles that comprise the knowledge base of law, with specific emphasis on torts, contracts, wills and trusts, civil procedure, litigation, family law, business organizations, real estate, and criminal law .
- Use critical-thinking skills to analyze and prioritize complex factual and legal issues.
- Use communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with clients, attorneys, judges, court personnel, and coworkers.
- Draft legal documents.
- Use legal-research skills to evaluate legal situations and find relevant primary and secondary law.
- Know about the ethical rules and concerns of the legal profession including the prohibition against the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers.
- Gain a well a well-rounded general education and a greater awareness of cultural perspectives of the law, as well as a healthy respect for its historical development, institutions, and the belief in equal access to justice for all.
- Develop an intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for lifelong learning.
- Express a high level of satisfaction with the paralegal studies program.
- Assist in the advancement of the paralegal profession in the area and the state.