Sep 22, 2023  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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LEGAL 139 - Getting Started: Paralegal Orientation

1 Credits
Taken in first quarter of the program, this one-day seminar teaches the student Important factors for success in the paralegal program.  It includes counseling about career paths, and advising concerning program requirements. It provides information on how to procure an internship (co-op), how to prepare a resume and cover letter, how to succeed in an internship, effective interview techniques, counseling and advising concerning 4 year degrees and law school.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Evening
Fall Day, Evening
Winter Day, Evening
Spring Day, Evening

Designed to Serve Students in paralegal program, pre-law students.
Active Date 20210211T14:42:54

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 11
Total Contact Hours 11
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Self-assessment
  • Personal Goals
  • Career goals
  • Class/Program Advising
  • Finding an internship
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interviews
  • Networking

Student Learning Outcomes
Construct a professional resume consistent with legal industry standards and expectations.

Prepare an effective internship search strategy, professional networking plan, and professinal contacts list.

Communicate professionally in a mock interview based upon a hypothetical job posting in the legal field.

Formulate and effective program completion plan to track program milestones and necessary resources

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