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A.A.S - Paralegal Studies

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Program Description

This program is structured to provide a fundamental knowledge of the law while training the student for practical application of the legal concepts learned.  The program of study is career-oriented and is not designed specifically for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution or attend law school. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • ■ Seek entry-level positions in law offices, governmental entities (courts, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement agencies, etc.), businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • ■ Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of legal issues related to litigation, family law, criminal law, contracts, business entities, wills and probate, real estate transactions, and legal research and writing.
  • ■ Assist attorneys in the preparation of a wide variety of legal documents using word processing software while assisting with office management.

Program Requirements

CODE AREA OF STUDY CR.
COLL COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS (3 cr.)
COLL101 FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 3.00
GER COMMUNICATION (9 cr.)
ENGL101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3.00
ENGL102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3.00
ENGL201 EFFECTIVE SPEAKING 3.00
GER HUMANITIES (3 cr.)
  Choose one:  
HUMN101 SURVEY OF WORLD CULTURE I 3.00
HUMN102 SURVEY OF WORLD CULTURE II 3.00
GER MATH and SCIENCE ELECTIVES (3 cr.)
  Choose one:  
MATH104 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS 3.00
MATH108 STATISTICS 3.00
GER TECHNOLOGY (3 cr.)
COMS110 COMPUTER CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS 3.00
GER SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 cr.)
  Choose one:  
PSYC101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
SOCA101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
REQ REQUIRED COURSES (33 cr.)
BUSA205 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00
BUSA206 BUSINESS LAW II 3.00
LEGA100/POLS111 INTRO TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM 3.00
LEGA103 NEW JERSEY PRACTICE 3.00
LEGA105 LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING I 3.00
LEGA106 CIVIL LITIGATION 3.00
LEGA110 ESTATES & TRUSTS 3.00
LEGA115 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS 3.00
LEGA120 FAMILY LAW 3.00
LEGA210 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II 3.00
LEGA281 PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP 3.00
ELECT ELECTIVES (3 cr.)
  Any LEGA course designation.  
LEGA215 BANKRUPTCY 3.00
LEGA217 WORKER’S COMPENSATION 3.00
LEGA218 TORTS 3.00
LEGA223 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3.00
LEGA225 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3.00
LEGA230 Elder Law 3.00
LEGA250 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PARALEGAL STUDIES 3.00
  Total Degree Credits:   60
       

*Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.
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For the Checksheet that corresponds to your academic year, please see the Registrar’s Office in the Administration Building.

For additional information, contact: Nancy Gallo
973-300-2181
ngallo@sussex.edu
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
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