Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PRL-101 Paralegal Studies Orientation (3)

Provides an overview of the American legal system and the practice of law. Introduces students to legal processes; court systems; courses of law; basic legal research methods; and to the nature, ethics and regulation of legal professions. Introduces the substantive law and skill areas students will encounter in subsequent legal assistant courses. Examines the relationship between different kinds of legal systems and between social science and law. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: ENG-101; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A