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Paralegal

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This degree program is designed to prepare the student to act effectively as a paralegal in a law office, government agency, or other law-related environment.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  LGLA 1313 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
  Mathematics1 3
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  15
  Semester II
  LGLA 1351 Contracts 3
  LGLA 1303 Legal Research 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
  LGLA 1305 Legal Writing 3
    SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
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  15
  Semester III
  LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation 3
  LGLA 1355 Family Law 3
  LGLA 2309 Real Property 3
  LGLA 1353 Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration 3
  LGLA 2333 Advanced Legal Document Preparation 3
    BIOL 1309 Life on Earth OR 3
    BIOL 2306 The Living Planet
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  18
  Semester IV
  LGLA 2341 Evidence 3
  LGLA 2388 Internship -- Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3
  LGLA 2331 Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3
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  18
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  TOTALS 66

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from the following: MATH 1314, MATH 1342, MATH 1332.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
  3Select from the following restricted electives: LGLA 1311, LGLA 1317, LGLA 1341, LGLA 1343, LGLA 1349, LGLA 1391, LGLA 2303, LGLA 2307, LGLA 2313, LGLA 2335, LGLA 2337.