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Davenport University’s American Bar Association (ABA) approved Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies program prepares students to work in a law office, government agency, or other law-related setting, through studies that focus on effective communication skills, critical thinking, litigation procedures, computer applications for the law offices, ethics and various legal specialties. The student will benefit from classes that combine legal theory with a practical focus and will receive hands-on experience performing the types of tasks typically performed by paralegals. Although paralegals play a key role in providing legal services to clients, only attorneys may accept cases, give legal advice, represent clients in court, or provide other direct legal services to clients.


***Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for the program sequence. (pdf download)

Foundations of Excellence21 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ECON200 or ECON201Microeconomics or Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Foundations of Business16 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet3 cr.
BITS214Microcomputer Applications: Word Processing3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
CISP112Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
Major27 cr.
LEGL101Introduction to Paralegal Studies3 cr.
LEGL213Torts3 cr.
LEGL215Litigation3 cr.
LEGL216Legal Research3 cr.
LEGL220Technology for Paralegals3 cr.
LEGL301Business Organizations3 cr.
Choose nine credits from the following:(9) cr.
LEGL204Family Law3 cr.
LEGL211Criminal Law3 cr.
LEGL218Legal Writing3 cr.
LEGL290Paralegal AS Internship3 cr.
LEGL300Evidence and Criminal Procedure3 cr.
LEGL303Bankruptcy Law3 cr.
LEGL305Real Estate Law EL3 cr.
LEGL308Estate Planning and Probate Law EL3 cr.
LEGL384Comparative Legal Analysis/Study Abroad EL3 cr.
LEGL385Legal Studies Special Topics EL1-3 cr.
LEGL386Study Abroad: Special Legal Topics EL 3 cr.