Legal Studies AAS
Approved by the American Bar Association
HEGIS Code 5099 – 63 Credits
Suggested 4-Semester Course Sequence
|PLG 10500/LGS 10500||Domestic Relations||
|PLG 11200/LGS 11200||Criminal Law and Procedures||
| ||Social Science Elective ||
| ||Two Electives||
| ||Exercise and Human Performance ||
|Total Credit Hours:||16
Total Credit Hours: 63
(21 of the 30 Paralegal credits must be taken at RCC) A minimum of 10 credits of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction are required.
According to the American Bar Association, “a legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work, for which the lawyer is responsible.” Paralegals are not licensed and always work under the supervision of an attorney. The goal of both the degree and certificate program is to prepare students to become entry-level paralegals.