Paralegal Associate Degree Required Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CLASS HOURS LAB HOURS CREDITS
PREREQUISITE ENG111 with a "C" or better is required prior to any LEX classes Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 120 Legal Research & Writing I 2 2 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3
Total Credit Hours 17
LEX 121 Legal Research & Writing II 2 2 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3
OST 136 Word Processing 2 2 3
COM 110 or COM 231 Introduction to Communication or Public Speaking 3 0 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3 0 3
Total Credit Hours 15
LEX Major Elective* 3
MAT 143 or MAT 152

Quantitative Literacy or

Statistical Methods

2

3

2

2

3

4

Total Credit Hours 6 or 7
LEX 150 Commercial Law 2 2 3
LEX 130 ivil Injuries 3 0 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
ENG 114 ProfessionalResearch & Reporting 3 0 3
LEX 240 Family Law 3 0 3
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2 0 2
Total Credit Hours 17
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 1 2 2
LEX 250 Wills, Estates & Trusts 2 2 3
ACC 115 or ACC 120 College Accounting or Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4
LEX 270 Law Office Management & Technology 1 2 2
LEX Major Elective* 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective*** 3 0 3
Total Credit Hours 17
Total Degree Hours 72-73

*Must complete five hours of LEX major electives; choose from the following list: LEX 151, LEX 160, LEX 170, LEX 180, LEX 211, LEX 220, LEX 260, LEX 273, LEX 281, LEX 282, LEX 283, LEX 285, LEX 289, WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0-10-1) or WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I (0-20-2), WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II (0-10-1) or WBL-122 Work-Based Learning II (0-20-2).

NOTES

Classes are coded (lecture hours per week - lab hours per week - credits for the semester). So, a class with (3-0-3) means the class has 3 hours of lecture per week, 0 hours of lab per week, and 3 credits is received for successful completion of the course. the number of lab hours per week will differ during the summer term.

* It is possible for you to receive credit by exam for OST 136. Please see OST credit by examination for details.

*** Students must receive a “C” or better in an LEX course in order to receive credit for that course towards a paralegal degree.

Students may take a combination of traditional, hybrid, and online courses; however, students are required to take at least ten semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction.

Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.