LEGL


Paralegal Program @ Miramar

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About the Program

Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), the Paralegal Program provides professional training with an emphasis on occupational competency.

Paralegal Program FAQ

Paralegal Program Faculty

Professional Teaching Staff

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P. Darrel Harrison

Department Chair

Darrel Harrison is a graduate from Western Sierra School of Law. He is the program director and tenured professor for the paralegal program.

Associate in Science: Paralegal

Paralegal Curriculum Requirement

(Total 60 Units)

The Associates in Science degree in paralegal studies is designed to prepare students for positions as paralegals in the legal and business fields. Individuals who are already employed in the legal field and seeking advancement opportunities may also select this program of study.

The paralegal degree program is an intensive program of study. Extensive writing, research, and critical thinking skills are required in all of the law courses in this degree program. ENG 101 and Legal 100a/b are foundation courses in the program. It is recommended that ENG 101 be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrolling in LEGL 100a/b. Completion of or con-current enrollment in Legal 100a/b is required prior to enrolling in other legal courses. Non-majors who are currently employed in the legal field and want to enroll in a course for professional development should contact the paralegal program director for assistance.

Start Fall Semester Start Spring Semester
First Year
FallSpring
LEGL 100A/B 3 LEGL 100A/B 3
LEGL 120 3 LEGL 105 3
ENGL 101 3 Arts/Humanities 3
 
SpringSummer
LEGL 115 3 LEGL 110 3
LEGL 105 3 Amer. Institutions 3
MATH 096 5  
Phys Ed ½  
 
SummerFall
LEGL 110 3 LEGL 120 3
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL 180 3
  Amer. Institutions 3
Phys Ed ½ Natural Science 3
  Phys Ed ½
Second Year
FallSpring
LEGL 180 3 LEGL 115 3
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL Elective 3
Health 101 3 Soc/Behav Sciences 3
 
SpringSummer
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL Elective 3
Soc/Behav Sciences 3 Health 101 3

Total Units 60 Total Units 60
 

Certificate of Completion: Paralegal

Paralegal Curriculum Requirement

(Total 30 Units)

Start Fall Semester Start Spring Semester
First Year
Fall Spring
LEGL 100A/B 3 LEGL 100A/B 3
LEGL 120 3 LEGL 105 3
 
SpringSummer
LEGL 115 3 LEGL 110 3
LEGL 105 3 LEGL Elective 3
 
SummerFall
LEGL 110 3 LEGL 120 3
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL 180 3
Second Year
FallSpring
LEGL 180 3 LEGL 115 3
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL Elective 3
 
SpringSummer
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL Elective 3
LEGL Elective 3 LEGL Elective 3

Total Units 30 Total Units 30