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
Behavorial/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 details for OST credit by examination. For information on testing out of CIS 110, please contact the Information Technology Department.

*** 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.