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programs: paralegal studies

Tulane's School of Continuing Studies offers Bachelor's and Associate's Degrees in Paralegal Studies, as well as a Minor and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate upon fulfillment of the requirements listed below.

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Bachelor of arts in paralegal studies

Core Competencies
Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing
4
Select one course:
Math
PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking
PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics (recommended)
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
3
Foreign Language or non-Western Culture
6-8
Supporting Requirement
Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
SPEC 1400 Persuasive Public Speaking
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)
Credits
Humanities
12
Sciences
12
Social Sciences
12
Writing Requirement
Credits
Designated writing course
3

 

Major Requirements
Credits
PARA 2010 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
3
PARA 3020 Legal Research
3
PARA 3030 Legal Writing*
3
PARA 3050 Litigation I
3
PARA 3060 Litigation II*
3
PARA 3070 Computers in the Law Firm**
3
Five Paralegal Courses 4000+ level (taken only after the completion of the Paralegal courses above)
15
PARA 5900 Paralegal Practicum (final semester, includes 100-hour internship requirement)
3
Minor (optional)
Credits
Varies according to minor chosen  
General Electives
Credits
As needed to total 120 credits
Total
120

>> Worksheet for BA in Paralegal Studies

Associate of arts in paralegal studies

For students with little or no college experience, the recommended path is to pursue the Associate of Arts degree and then to continue working towards the Bachelor of Arts degree. All coursework for the A.A. rolls forward and applies towards the bachelor's degree. Students earn their Certificate in Paralegal Studies upon completion of the requirements for the 60-semester hour Associate of Arts degree.

Core Competencies
Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing
4
Select one course:
Math
PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking
PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics (recommended)
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
3
Supporting Requirement
Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
SPEC 1400 Persuasive Public Speaking
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements
Credits
Humanities
6
Sciences
3
Social Sciences
6
Writing Requirement
Credits
Designated writing course
3

 

Major Requirements
Credits
PARA 2010 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
3
PARA 3020 Legal Research
3
PARA 3030 Legal Writing*
3
PARA 3050 Litigation I
3
PARA 3060 Litigation II*
3
PARA 3070 Computers in the Law Firm**
3
Three Paralegal Courses 4000+ level (taken only after the completion of the Paralegal courses above)
9
PARA 5900 Paralegal Practicum (final semester, includes 100-hour internship requirement)
3
General Electives
Credits
As needed to total 60 credits
Total
60

>> Worksheet for AA in Paralegal Studies

Minor in paralegal studies

Students do not earn a paralegal certificate by completing a minor. The minor does not constitute a program option under ABA Guidelines and is not approved by the American Bar Association.

Minor Requirements
Credits
PARA 2010 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
3
PARA 3020 Legal Research
3
PARA 3030 Legal Writing*
3
PARA 3050 Litigation I
3
Two Paralegal Courses 4000+ level (taken only after the completion of the Paralegal courses above)
6
Total
18

paralegal studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Students receive the paralegal certificate only upon completion of all degree requirements.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Paralegal Studies

Core Requirements
Credits
PARA 2010 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
3
PARA 3020 Legal Research
3
PARA 3030 Legal Writing*
3
PARA 3050 Litigation I
3
PARA 3060 Litigation II*
3
PARA 3070 Computers in the Law Firm**
3
Two Paralegal Courses 4000+ level (taken only after the completion of the Paralegal courses above)
6
PARA 5900 Paralegal Practicum (final semester, includes 100-hour internship requirement)
3
Total
27

>> Worksheet for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

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