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PAR 101 Introduction to Law
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, an ACT score of 18 or above, or an appropriate placement score Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099, an ACT score of 20, or an appropriate placement score

This course introduces students to the skills they need to perform substantive legal work under the direction of a licensed attorney. Students will locate and interpret cases and statutes and learn the basic structure of legal analysis. This course includes legal terminology, legal citation, ethics, investigation skills, and a thorough discussion of the structure of both the federal and state judicial systems. Students will be introduced to legal technologies, including legal research databases, court databases, and case management software. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2T) Pass/No Credit Not Available

PAR 101 Introduction to Legal Technology
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: COMPASS reading assessment score of 80 or higher, or English ACT score of 20 or higher; or successful completion of ENG 101 or BUS 101 with C or better

This is an introductory course, including an overview of the judicial system, ethics, legal terminology, legal writing, investigation, and law office procedures. It includes extensive discussion of the role of paralegals in the legal system and how to prepare for employment as a legal assistant. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

 
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