13-14_UG_ParalegalStudies - Paralegal stUDies associate in science and bachelor of science in Paralegal studies MISSION STATEMENT PROGRAM LEARNING

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50 888.467.3472, ext. 9000 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Paralegal Studies Program is to provide the foundation and academic credential base that will prepare students for rewarding careers as paralegal professionals in the legal industry. VISION STATEMENT By approaching the study of law from a theoretical, conceptual, and practical perspective, the Peirce College Paralegal Studies Program will prepare students for the demands of the paralegal profession. Based on a curriculum that is focused on a full range of legal specialty practice areas and a broad scope of general education perspectives, students will obtain the critical thinking, analytical processing, and legal skill sets necessary to succeed as paralegals. As a means of assuring program quality and staying well-targeted to the dynamic demands of the legal profession, the College evaluates the program curriculum and student services on a continual basis and incorporates changes identified through the evaluation process. In collaboration with legal practitioners, employers, and professional associations, the College continues working toward the ultimate goal of improving and increasing the utilization of paralegal services. GOALS The primary goal of the Peirce College Paralegal Studies Program is to prepare students for rewarding careers in the legal industry as paralegal professionals working under the direct supervision of lawyers in the public and private sector. Peirce College strives to prepare students with an understanding of the substantive knowledge and practical skills necessary to meet the standards of industry proficiency, professional integrity, and academic excellence that are expected and required to serve the legal community. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 1. Utilize critical and analytical thinking skills in paralegal work assignments 2. Employ professional legal writing skills 3. Develop and utilize legal research and investigative skills 4. Communicate effectively in the legal profession 5. Develop and utilize the management and organizational skills required to be an effective paralegal 6. Identify, explain, and utilize the technology necessary to assist in the delivery of legal services 7. Identify, explain, and abide by the ethical rules governing the conduct of paralegals and attorneys, including the limitations on the practice of law by

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