Associate of Applied Science | 64 credits minimum
Management, Marketing and Legal Studies
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Business Building, Rm 109
Library Square Center
General Information, 801-957-4073
Program Information, 801-957-4470
Academic and Career Advising
Associate Professors − KC Jensen
Assistant Professors − L. Monte Sleight, Sharee Laidlaw
Program Description: This program is designed for those considering employment as a paralegal, who wish to update their professional development, or for those already in the field. A paralegal is a person qualified through education, training and work experience, who under direction and supervision of an attorney performs delegated legal work for the attorney or law firm, which the attorney otherwise would perform. Although a paralegal is not licensed to practice law, he or shoe completes tasks traditionally performed by an attorney, with the exceptions of giving legal advice, independently representing clients, and any other unauthorized practice of law. The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies has been reviewed and approved by the American Bar Association. General Education requirements and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication, and human relation skills. Various courses are taught using group and team activities in the learning process to develop the student’s interactive skills and to build human values and ethics.
Career Opportunities: Employment as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Total Program/Course Fees: Approx. $240 for Westlaw Fees
Estimated Cost for Students: $1734 per semester ($6936 for four semesters)
Estimated Time to Completion: Four semesters
Specialized Accreditation: The American Bar Association does not offer accreditation, instead the ABA offer status as an approved program. This AAS degree has been approved by the American Bar Association.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
1.1 Interview clients and witnesses and appropriately interact with clients.
1.2 Comply with the litigation process.
1.3 Use traditional and electronic resources to conduct legal research.
1.4 Draft Legal Documents
1.5 Understand basic substantive and procedural legal principles.
|1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
|2.1 Communicate effectively orally
2.2 Communicate effectively in writing
|2 - Communicate Effectively
|3.1 Perform Appropriate Calculations
||3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.
||4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5.1 Strive for excellence by developing a strong work ethic and consciously doing their best.
5.2 Developing competence in ethical and moral reasoning relating to legal environments.
|5 - Civic Engagement
|6.1 Recognize potential ethical issues in the practice of the law and apply appropriate rules of professional responsibility.
||6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7.1 Use contemporary computer hardware and software to effectively complete college-level assignments.
7.2 Gather and analyze information using technology, library resources and other modalities.
7.3 Understand the purpose and basic navigation of legal software commonly used by paralegals.
|7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy