PAR 1101 - Introduction to Legal Studies
The paralegal's role in the legal system is introduced. The function of case law, statutes, administrative regulations, constitutions and court rules are explored.
PAR 1102 - Legal Technology
This course develops students’ legal skills in introduction to the technology used in law firm environments.
PAR 1103 - Litigation
Introduction to the civil system, courts, torts and civil pleadings. The student will develop skills in drafting basic pleadings. Note: This course must be taken concurrently with PAR 1101 and PAR 1102.
PAR 1201 - Legal Research & Writing
This course develops student skills in researching Ohio's legal resources, writing legal memos and letters and using the Ohio Manual of Citations. Note: This may be taken concurrently with PAR 1103.
PAR 1202 - Advanced Legal Technology
This course develops students’ skills in use of software in a legal environment, including spreadsheets, databases, data backup media, group calendaring and research on the Internet.
PAR 1203 - Advanced Litigation
The paralegal's role in the litigation process, from pleadings through discovery and trial. This course develops student paralegal skills in drafting pleadings, use of discovery tools and litigation software.
PAR 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
PAR 2301 - Advanced Legal Research & Writing
Develops skills introduced in Legal Research & Writing. This course covers research in federal and national legal resources, writing trial briefs, writing research memoranda and letters and using a citations manual.
PAR 2302 - Family Law
This course develops student paralegal skills in preparation of documents in a domestic relations practice, including pleadings and forms.
PAR 2303 - Probate Law
Summary and full administration of probate estates, adoptions, guardianships, name changes and minor settlements.
PAR 2401 - Legal Studies Internship
Application of skills in a legal environment. Professionalism, resumes and interviewing skills. One classroom, seven practicum hours per week.
PAR 2504 - Bankruptcy Law
This course develops student paralegal skills in bankruptcy data collection, preparation of bankruptcy schedules, and online filing of bankruptcy cases. This course develops student paralegal skills in bankruptcy data collection, preparation of bankruptcy schedules and online filing of bankruptcy cases.
PAR 2507 - Legal Interviewing Skills
This course develops student paralegal skills in client and witness interviews, including using interpersonal skills and identifying ethical concerns.
PAR 2510 - Criminal Law
This course develops students paralegal skills in analyzing Ohio criminal law, Ohio criminal procedure, and Ohio juvenile law and preparing documents utilized in both criminal and juvenile trial proceedings.
PAR 2511 - Online Legal Research
Advanced use of computer-assisted research to find federal and state statutory and case law. Analysis of law. Students use LEXIS-NEXIS, and free legal resources.