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Mission Statement

The Legal Assistant Studies Program is committed to providing students with a well-rounded legal education focused on the knowledge of substantive and procedural law and the acquisition of the practical skills necessary for a career in the legal profession. Students will become ethically informed, culturally sensitive, engaged scholars and practitioners.

Goals

1) Students will master core material.

2) Students will have the skills necessary for a career in the legal profession.

3) Students will have effective writing skills, including legal research and writing skills.

4) Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

5) Students will possess the computer skills necessary for the legal profession.

6) Students will employ critical thinking skills.

7) Students will be exposed to a diverse group of people and perspectives.

Learning Objectives

 Graduate of the Legal Assistant Studies program will:

  • Identify and integrate substantive and procedural law in factual scenarios.
  • Perform the practical skills necessary for a career in the legal field.
  • Identify, research, analyze, interpret, and argue legal issues and apply these concepts written and orally.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to legal scenarios.
  • Critically think about issues of age, race/ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexual orientation and integrate how these function in the legal field.
  • Apply ethical rules to practical issues in the legal field.
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