Paralegal Studies (2290)

Paralegal Studies (2290)

101 INTROD TO PARALEGAL STUDIES 3 credits
Covers the basics of paralegal studies emphasizing the fundamental concepts of the legal system. Includes overview of paralegal studies career and ethical considerations relative thereto.
104 BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Will provide the student with basic research abilities necessary in law offices. Includes the use of law library tools (reporter systems, legal encyclopedias, codes, and computer).
105 LAW OFFICE TECHNOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Overview of software utilized in today's law office; including case management/trial litigations software. Stresses law-related internet applications and electronic case filings.
106 BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Instructs students in different types of business entities, from sole proprietorships to corporations. Preparation of forms and necessary governmental filings will be stressed.
108 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Acquaints students with basic real property law, including different types of deeds, ownerships, easements, and mortgages. Problems arising from sales agreements will be covered.
110 TORT LAW 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Covers the traditional civil wrongs, from the plaintiff's and defendant's standpoints. Actual cases will be briefed and discussed. Stresses importance of preparation prior to trial.
112 FAMILY LAW 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Covers antenuptial agreements, marriage, divorce, dissolutions, annulments, adoptions, juvenile law, artificial insemination, and paternity.
118 PROBATE ADMINISTRATION 4 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Covers law necessary to draft and interpret wills, trusts. Includes administration of a typical estate within Probate Court. Touches on guardianship, commitment of mentally ill.
204 ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101; 104. Continuation of 104. Will especially stress importance of clear, concise legal writing. Students will write briefs, motions, and complaints as part of their endeavor.
214 CIVIL PROCEDURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Covers aspects of legal assisting in different types of civil litigation. Includes Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, preparation of complaints, answers, motions, basic trial preparation.
216 DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Covers bankruptcy primarily, as well as collection methods and state law remedies.
218 ADVANCED PROBATE ADMINISTRATN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 101; 118. Covers guardianships, marriage licenses, living wills and advanced directives, adoptions, name changes, and the probate and tax issues of intestate and testate estates.
220 PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP 4 credits
Prerequisites: 101; 104. Must have completed first-year courses. Students are provided experience in law-related environment. Students work at placement and meet with the course instructor.
290 ST: LEGAL ASSISTING TECHNOLOGY 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: 101, 104 or permission. (May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.) Selected topics on subject areas of interest in Legal Assisting Technology.
297 INDP STUDY: LEGAL ASSISTING 3-5 credits
Prerequisite: 101. (May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.) Selected topics and special areas of study in Legal Assisting Technology.

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