Academics

Legal Studies Requirements      

B.S. in Legal Studies (120 hours)
The following courses are required for a bachelor degree:

  1. 54 hours: General Education

  2. 48 hours: Paralegal Requirements

    LSCC 100                  Introduction to Paralegal Studies
    LSCC 200                  Legal Research and Writing I
    LSCC 201                  Legal Research and Writing II
    LSCC 300                  Civil Litigation Practice
    LSCC 320                  Law of Real Property
    LSCC 331                  Law and the Manager I
    LSCC 332                  Law and the Manager II
    LSCC 340                  Family Law
    LSCC 350                  Law of Contracts
    LSCC 355                  Law Office Technology I
    LSCC 400                  Sports Law
    LSCC 495                  Internship
    LSCC 497                  Research in Legal Studies
    LSCC499                   Senior Seminar
    LSCC XXX                  Elective
    LSCC XXX                  Elective



  3. 18 hours: Criminal Justice
    CRIJ 100                    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    CRIJ 310                    Criminal Law
    CRIJ 370                    Juvenile Delinquency
    CRIJ 400                    Ethics in Criminal justice
    CRIJ 470                    Corrections
    CRIJ XXX                    Elective - Any 3 hours CRIJ

Substitutions as approved by CRIJ Director

 


A.S. in Legal Studies (59 hours)
The following courses are required for the Associates degree:

  1. 35 hours: General Education

  2. 24 hours: Requisites for the Major

    LSCC 100                  Introduction to Paralegal Studies
    LSCC 200                  Legal Research and Writing I
    LSCC 201                  Legal Research and Writing II
    LSCC 300                  Civil Litigation Practice
    LSCC 355                  Law Office Technology
    CRIJ 100                    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    CRIJ 310                    Criminal Law
    CRIJ 370                    Juvenile Delinquency
    Or
    CRIJ 400                    Ethics in Criminal Justice

     


Minor in Legal Studies (15 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. The following courses are required:

    LSCC 100                  Introduction to Paralegal Studies
    LSCC 200                  Legal Research and Writing I
    LSCC 201                  Legal Research and Writing II
    CRIJ 100                    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Any ONE of the following four courses

    CRIJ 310                    Criminal Law
    CRIJ 370                    Juvenile Delinquency
    CRIJ 400                    Ethics in Criminal Justice
    CRIJ 470                    Corrections


Other Information for Legal Studies Students

The student will work in a law-related environment gaining training with an attorney and staff. This will provide exposure to the real working environment of legal assistants/paralegal professionals.