PRLG 4055 :
Introduction to Paralegal Profession and Principles

This course provides an introduction to the paralegal's role within the legal profession. Topics include paralegals and the American Legal System, the American Court System, substance of the law, an introduction to basic legal analysis and research concepts, and paralegals and the work world, structure and operation of federal and state governmental systems (including the judicial system), sources of law (common law, statutory, constitutional, etc.), the concept of precedent, the adversarial system, professional ethical standards and interviewing techniques.



Clock Hours

Clock Hours 21

Clock Hour Per Week

Varies by Program (Full-Time or Part-Time)

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Evening Online Program Price

Students who are active duty personnel, veterans, spouses and dependents will receive a 15% tuition reduction on each course upon verification of military and discharge status, if applicable.
Courses not offered as part of a program may not be eligible for VA military tuition assistance benefit. Students should check with their military benefits representative for more information.