BS in Legal and Paralegal Studies

LGL 1010Introduction To Law3
LGL 1150Tort Law3
LGL 1160Legal Research, Writing And Case Analysis3
LGL 1720Law Practice Management3
LGL 2020Civil Procedure3
LGL 2110Estate & Probate Administration3
LGL 2120Real Estate Transactions3
LGL 2130Family Law3
LGL 2210Practices And Procedures In Administrative Law3
LGL 2700Advocacy: Mock Trial3
LGL 2940Legal Assisting Internship3
LGL 3010Law Of Business Associations3
LGL 3030Advanced Legal Research & Writing3
LGL 3050Bankruptcy Practices & Consumer Applications3
LGL 3330Litigation3
LGL 4030Contract Law3
LGL 4130Clinic Experience3
LGL 4940Advanced Paralegal Internship3
Four LGL Electives (see list of options)10
CMPT-Computer Science Elective3
ACTG 1040Principles Of Financial Accounting3
or BUAD 2040 Financial Accounting Information
OPR-Elective-General Elective10
ENGL 1110College Composition I3
ENGL 1130College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse3
Diversity Non-US3
Diversity US3
Art/Humanities Core6
Natural Science Core3
Natural Science Core Laboratory1
Social Sciences Core 3
Math Elective-Math for Liberal Arts or College Algebra3
Core Electives9
Philosophy (3-4000 level)3
Total Hours120

Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.

BS in Legal and Paralegal Studies

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3
HHS 1000 Health And Human Services/College Orientation 1
LGL 1010 Introduction To Law 3
LGL 1720 Law Practice Management 3
LGL 2120 Real Estate Transactions 3
MATH 1180 Reasoning With Mathematics 3
Second Term
BUAD 1020
Micro-Computer Applications In Business
or Microsoft Office Applications
ENGL 1130 College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse 3
LGL 1150 Tort Law 3
LGL 1160 Legal Research, Writing And Case Analysis 3
Social Sciences Core 3
Third Term
BUAD 2040
Financial Accounting Information
or Principles Of Financial Accounting
LGL 2020 Civil Procedure 3
LGL 2130 Family Law 3
LGL 2700 Advocacy: Mock Trial 3
Social Sciences Core 3
Fourth Term
LGL 2110 Estate & Probate Administration 3
LGL 2210 Practices And Procedures In Administrative Law 3
PHIL 1020 Critical Thinking 3
Arts/Humanities Core 3
Core Elective (2000-level) 3
Fifth Term
LGL 3030 Advanced Legal Research & Writing 3
LGL 3050 Bankruptcy Practices & Consumer Applications 3
Legal Specialties Option Elective 1 3
Natural Sciences Core 3
Natural Sciences Core Laboratory 1
PHIL 3000/4000 Philosophy Elective 3
Sixth Term
LGL 3010 Law Of Business Associations 3
LGL 3330 Litigation 3
LGL 4130 Clinic Experience 3
Legal Specialties Option Elective 1 3
Natural Sciences Core 3
Seventh Term
LGL 4030 Contract Law 3
Legal Specialties Option Elective 1 3
PHIL 3000/4000 Philosophy Elective 3
Core Elective (2000-level) 3
Non-US Diversity 3
Eighth Term
LGL 4940 Advanced Paralegal Internship 3
Legal Specialties Option Elective 1 3
Core Elective (2000-level) 3
Diversity of US 3
Elective (2000-level) 1
 Total Hours120

At least two Legal Specialties Option Electives must be upper-level.

  • PLO 1. Research legal issues and prepare motions, briefs and pleadings and other legal documents.
  • PLO 2. Identify, give examples of and interpret ethics issues relative to the practice of law.
  • PLO 3. Demonstrate competence in legal issues involving personal injury, medical malpractice, workers compensation, wrongful death, and social security.
  • PLO 4. Formulate legal arguments produce opening statements, direct and cross examinations and closing arguments;
  • PLO 5. Develop the student s organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills which will enhance the student s ability to contribute to the student s legal environment upon graduation.
  • PLO 6. Illustrate a broad understanding of legal concepts in a variety of substantive areas
  • PLO 7. Develop critical thinking skills and learn to express legal concepts clearly and briefly by adherence to the rudiments of successful legal writing: precision, conciseness, simplicity, and clarity.