Available to both graduates and undergraduates*, this eleven month program is ideal for candidates who are working full time and are seeking a career change or advancement. The Business Practices Specialty provides a solid foundation of paralegal studies with added focus on the technical business practices and legal procedures of business entities.
|Fall 2015:||September 15, 2015 - August 18, 2016|
|Spring 2016:||January 26, 2016 - December 22, 2016|
|Legal Research||45 hours|
|Introduction to Business Entities||30 hours|
|Litigation & Remedies||45 hours|
|Administrative Law||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