Paralegal Studies Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in paralegal studies. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions. Typically, students will take lower-level (100- and 200- level) courses in their freshman or sophomore years, and upper-level (300- and 400- level) courses in their junior or senior years.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

LAW 102

Introduction to Legal Studies

LAW 112


LAW 114

Estates and Trusts

LAW 120

Contract Law

LAW 125

Legal Research and Writing I

LAW 130

Business Organizations Law

LAW 204

Constitutional Law

LAW 210

Legal Research and Writing II

LAW 216

Civil Litigation and Pleading

LAW 225A

Internship Part I

LAW 225B

Internship Part II

Two lower-level (100- or 200- level) LAW electives

Six upper-level (300- or 400- level) LAW electives

LAW 480

Senior Seminar

Secondary Requirements:

ACC 215

Financial Accounting ~ (Note: This requirement also may be satisfied by taking ACC 121 and ACC 122)

EC 201

Principles of Economics: Introduction to Macroeconomics *

IS 134

MS Windows and Office Applications *

IS 135

Advanced MS Office Applications

PHIL 215

Ethics *



PHIL 415

Topics in Professional Ethics *



PHIL 416

Business Ethics *(PHIL 415 or PHIL 416 is recommended to help meet the university's upper-level non-LAW course requirements)


American Government: Political Institutions & Procedures *