Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Career


Provides students with specialized legal training to enable them to: understand ethical obligations and professionalism; gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes; perform legal research; draft legal documents; prepare witnesses and evidence for presentation at legal proceedings. The paralegal may not practice law and so must work under the direction of an attorney who is licensed to practice. 

 

Paralegal Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year

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Tracy Parker, J.D.
Paralegal
Program Manager
301.624.2819
Office: C221
 

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
Office: C-212


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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/


 
Course Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
PS 101–General Psychology 3
Arts & Humanities
 
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emergency Issues
 
Wellness Elective (GenEd Course List) 3
General Education Elective
 
HS 102–Human Relations required 3
PE/Health Requirement  (Wellness elective satisfies this requirement) 1
Departmental Requirements
 
LA 100–Introduction to Law 3
LA 103–Ethics for the Legal Professional 3
LA 104–Contracts 3
LA 105–Torts 3
LA 106–Law & Technology 3
LA 110–Legal Research 3
LA 120–Legal Writing & Documents 3
LA 210–Estates & Probate 3
LA 220–Evidence & Procedure (Civil) 3
LA 230–Law of the Real Estate Business 3
LA 240–Family Law 3
CJ 110–Criminal Law 3
INTR 103–Internship 3
Total 60
For individuals already in this field of employment who wish to increase their opportunities by acquiring college credentials. In addition, individuals who already have a degree in another field may be able to improve employment opportunities.

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Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
HS 102–Human Relations 3
LA 100–Introduction to Law 3
LA 103–Ethics for the Legal Professional 3
LA 104–Contracts 3
LA 105–Torts 3
LA 106–Law & Technology 3
LA 110–Legal Research 3
LA 120–Legal Writing & Documents 3
LA 220–Evidence & Procedure (Civil) 3
Select at least three (3) credits from the following courses:
 
LA 210–Estates & Probate (3)
 
LA 230–Law of the Real Estate Business (3)
 
LA 240–Family Law (3)
 
CJ 110–Criminal Law (3)
 
BU 211–Business Law I (3)
 
INTR 103–Internship (3) 3
Total 33
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FCC has articulation agreements with the following institution for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Paralegal and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
 
  • University of Maryland University College – B.S. Legal Studies.