Paralegal Program

Drop Shadow

Extended Day Specialist Program

This program splits the intensive program in half. Two separate 14-week sessions allow students to complete the program at a slower pace.

Upcoming Dates
Summer/Fall 2014: May 27, 2014 - December 19, 2014
Fall 2014/Spring 2015: September 9, 2014 - May 8, 2015
Spring/Summer 2015: January 20, 2015 - August 28, 2015
Session One
Introduction to Law 31.25 hours
Legal Research 45 hours
Computers in the Legal Field 36 hours
Total 112.25 hours
   
Session Two

General Litigation:
Covers Civil litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Real Estate Business

OR

Litigation:
Covers Civil Litigation, Contracts, Corporations and Intellectual Property

150 hours
Internship

Work Hours 60
Class Hours 10

70 hours
Total Hours 220 hours
Program Total 332.25 hours
*Students attending the Day Program must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree.

Internship

This course provides practical experience and an opportunity for students to apply skills learned in the classroom to a working environment as they work as interns in law firms, corporations, legal clinics, and government agencies. In addition to performing legal research, interns may interview clients, draft pleadings, interrogatories, and motions, attend and summarize depositions; prepare corporate documents, assist with discovery; draft demand letters and point and authorities; and attend trials and arbitration hearings.  A classroom component prepares students for permanent employment by drafting a resume and job plan, practicing interviewing skills, and learning about ethical issues and law office procedures and policies.

Internships are non-paid and are assigned by the Program Office. Students keep time sheets which reflect hours worked and internship duties.

In our commitment to the interns, we closely supervise their activities and remain available to them long after the internship when and if they have questions or concerns about procedures, statutes, and local rules. Edwina L.