Course Description

This course is an overview of basic principles of criminal law, including federal and state constitutional law. Students will follow an action from arrest through post-conviction relief. Students will learn how to determine what pre-trial motions are applicable to the facts of each case, develop viable defenses, draft pre-trial motions and assist the attorney in preparing a case for trial.

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information about this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.


This is an elective course in the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Students must have successfully completed the four core courses of the program in order to enroll in this course. Principles of Paralegal Studies, Legal Research, Legal Case Analysis, and Civil Litigation I

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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