Program Learning Outcomes

  • Legal Concepts and Terminology

    • Distinguish between civil and criminal law.
    • Use appropriate legal terms.
    • Explain the characteristics of the state and federal court systems.

    Research and Communication

    • Use research and summary skills to develop a case brief.
    • Use knowledge of diversity and human relations in teamwork and communication.
    • Research employment opportunities; prepare an effective employment package, including resume, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

    Ethical Responsibilities

    • Use effective personal, interpersonal, time and project management skills required in the legal profession.
    • Adhere to professional and ethical standards appropriate to the legal profession.

    Practical Office Skills

    • Prepare a variety of legal documents, including correspondence, pleadings, charges, and tables from rough draft, transcription, forms, and boilerplate language.
    • Use computer hardware and software, especially the basic Microsoft Office software applications, to complete office tasks.
    • Perform mathematical operations applicable to the legal office field, such as calculating time and billing reports.
    • Prioritize, anticipate, and analyze problems; evaluate and implement solutions.