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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

  • Students will complete a core curriculum emphasizing substantive and procedural law.
  • Graduates of the program will report they have the practical skills necessary to prepare them for a career in this field.
  • Graduates will report they have the ability to write clearly and effectively; have good computer and oral communication skills; and have experience integrating ideas from various sources and courses.
  • Students will demonstrate they have the necessary legal research and writing skills to be employed in the field.
  • Graduates will report they have an increased understanding of people from other racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Students will experience a curriculum that requires them to think about ethics as it relates to legal assistant studies.

 

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