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Overview of Paralegal Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Upon graduation, the graduate of the Associate of Business degree in Paralegal should obtain employment appropriate for this degree in a legal or business environment.
  • Ability to conduct legal and factual investigation using traditional and technological methodologies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the court system and the process a case takes from inception through post-trial.
  • Apply legal reasoning by identifying legal issues, finding and interpreting the legal rule, applying the rule to factual situations, and drawing conclusions.
  • Practice organizational and life skills that enhance the paralegal’s ability to succeed in the legal or business environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving role of paralegals in the delivery of legal services and the need to continue educational experiences through networking with professional organizations and pursuing continuing education.
  • Model ethical and professional responsibilities applicable to paralegals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate ideas in both written and oral forms.
  • Distinguish among the various cultures and ethnic groups of the world as well as identify the common bonds all humans share.
  • Comprehend, communicate, and interpret numeric and graphical information and data.
  • Explore, analyze, and explain major patterns of human behavior within the personal and social environment.
  • Apply basic computer skills to the management of information.
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