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Course Code: LSTD100 Course ID: 2886 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/2022 - 03/31/2023 04/03/2023 - 05/28/2023 April Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the structure of the American Legal System.

2. Recognize the basic components of different areas of the law.

3. Create accurate citations using the Bluebook format of citation.

4. Properly use legal terms.

5. Properly use legal technology.

6. Apply legal research and analytical procedures.

7. Identify the type of activities a paralegal may perform.

8. Evaluate possible career paths for paralegals.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the structure of the American Legal System.

2. Recognize the basic components of different areas of the law.

3. Create accurate citations using the Bluebook format of citation.

4. Properly use legal terms.

5. Properly use legal technology.

6. Apply legal research and analytical procedures.

7. Identify the type of activities a paralegal may perform.

8. Evaluate possible career paths for paralegals.

Book Title:Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, 5th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780190866327
Publication Info:Oxford Univ Press Lib
Author:Feinman, Jay
Unit Cost:$27.95
 
Book Title:Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 21st Ed - Style guide information available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780578666150
Publication Info:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost:$56.25
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.