Paralegal Program

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Evening Business Practices

Available to both graduates and undergraduates* the Business Practices Specialty will educate current or potential employees of corporations, banks, companies, non-profits, and those in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries about the technical business practices and legal procedures of those entities.
Upcoming Dates
Fall 2014: September 16, 2014 - August 20, 2015
Spring 2015: January 27, 2015 - December 17, 2015
Courses
Legal Research 45 hours
Introduction to Business Entities 30 hours
Litigation & Remedies 45 hours
Corporations 33 hours
Administrative Law 33 hours
Contracts 33 hours
Intellectual/Real Property 33 hours
Employment/Labor Law 33 hours
Computers in the Legal Field 36 hours
Total Hours 321 hours

 

*Undergraduates enrolled in the evening programs are required to complete the following course in addition to those listed above:

Fundamental Legal Studies 54 hours

This course, which is designed to supplement the writing component of Legal Research, utilizes lectures, in-class assignments and “workshop” tutorials and discussions to strengthen students’ legal writing skills. There will also be a discussion of legal interviewing skills and how information obtained from client and witness interviews can be used as a building block for legal proceedings with consideration for ethical issues faced by paralegals.

USD's reputation was a factor I considered when enrolling in the program and undoubtedly a factor considered by prospective employers.  Even before finishing the program I received a promotion, followed by another upon program completion Sally C.