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LSTD100 - Introduction to Law for Paralegals


This is the foundation course for the program. This course requires no previous legal background and introduces the student to the paralegal profession, the legal system, legal research, writing, and analysis, and other aspects of the law and the law office. This course will provide practical problem exercises of the type faced in an office environment; help the student develop the requisite paralegal skills; and presents a variety of the ethical issues and perspectives that paralegals face today. The overall theme is to address a broad range of paralegal topics in a contemporary law office environment.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, 4th ed. - eBook available in the APUS online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780199341696
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Feinman, Jay
Unit Cost: $20.60
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - available online through the APUS Online Library:
ISBN: 9780692400197
Publication Info: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost: $41.30
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A