Program Requirements

Hours: 30

Major Courses- 24 hours

LGS 150Legal Environment (3)

LGS 151Legal Principles (3) S

LGS 152Legal Research (3)

LGS 271Estates and Trusts (3)

LGS 281Real Estate (3)

LGS 291Litigation (3)

LGS 355Family Law (3)

LGS 381Internship Experience (3)

or

LGS 396Co-Op:Parallel(PT) (1-3) EXP

or

LGS 496Co-Op:Alternatng(FT) (1-3) EXP

Cognate Courses- 6 hours

CIS 203Business Information Technology (3)

COM 100Spoken Word (3) C

Transfer of credits: If an institution is American Bar Association approved and regionally accredited, the Mount will accept all legal specialty courses receiving a grade of C or higher, subject to the program’s residency requirement. If an institution is not American Bar Association approved, but regionally accredited, the program will accept legal specialty courses receiving a grade of C or higher, following a review of the syllabus and subject to the Mount’s residency requirement.

Residency Requirement - 12 hours in the major.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Legal Studies program will be able to:

  • perform the duties of an entry level paralegal in a law firm or other legal work setting.
  • interpret and apply legal codes of ethics in a work environment.
  • perform legal research using both printed and electronic sources.