Course Description

This course is an introduction for students interested in entering the paralegal profession. It offers basic information concerning the legal profession in general and the paralegal profession in particular. Topics include the American legal system, legal ethics, legal research sources and authority, interviewing, and preparation of legal documents.

It also introduces material in various substantive areas of the law, such as bankruptcy, family law, successions and wills, real estate, business organizations, and Louisiana civil procedure. The focus of the course is the paralegal’s role in the legal system.

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 on this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Principles of Paralegal Studies
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Aug 26, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
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English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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