Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2016-2017 General Catalog Program: Paralegal/Legal Assistant, A.A.S.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant, A.A.S.

Director: Christine Taylor ~ GC 406 ~ (435) 865-8563

The Paralegal Studies Program at Southern Utah University is designed to provide a two-year curriculum in support of students who wish to pursue a career as a paralegal or legal assistant within a legal environment such as a law firm or the legal office of a governmental entity. In addition, the skills and knowledge obtained through the program will be useful in other fields as business, real estate, and public administration. Although classes within the program are designed to prepare students for the paralegal profession, they also offer insight into, and practical knowledge of, legal topics that may be of assistance to students who wish to attend law school. Thus, pre-law students may take Paralegal Studies courses as electives or part of a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

General Education Core (20-21 Credits)

  • One course in the English core, and a minimum of one course in each of the following core categories: Quantitative Literacy (Mathematics), Information Literacy, Computer Literacy, and American Institutions
  • Two courses from among two of five knowledge areas: Fine Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Life Science, and/or Physical Science. 


Required Paralegal Courses (39 Hours)

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGrade
PLGL 1100 - Introduction to Law 3 credits
PLGL 1200 - Legal Ethics and Professionalism 3 credits
PLGL 1400 - Legal Interviewing, Investigation, Case Prep 3 credits
PLGL 1500 - Family Law 3 credits
PLGL 1600 - Criminal Law & Procedure 3 credits
PLGL 1700 - Torts 3 credits
PLGL 1900 - Civil Procedure 3 credits
PLGL 2000 - Legal Research & Writing 3 credits
PLGL 2100 - Estate Planning & Probate Law 3 credits
PLGL 2400 - Real Estate & Property Law 3 credits
PLGL 2600 - Business & Corporate Law 3 credits
PLGL 2800 - Law Office Management 3 credits
PLGL 2950 - Capstone in Paralegal Studies 3 credits

Suggested Electives (5-6 Hours)

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGrade
PLGL 2890 - Internship 1 to 3 credits
PLGL 2900 - Administrative Law 3 credits

Total Credits: 64