Mission & Goals
To prepare students for successful careers in the Paralegal profession by providing them with quality training and skills.
The Paralegal Program has established these as their goals:
- To implement a paralegal education framework that provides students with an adequate education in general studies, a core paralegal curriculum, and additional courses in specialty areas.
- To maintain a sound, but flexible educational framework that is responsive to the dynamic nature of the legal profession.
- To maintain a quality education program that stresses practical application and development of job skills as well as the teaching of legal theory.
- To enhance the ability of students to reason, understand, and apply correct principles by teaching analytical and critical skills as opposed to rote learning.
- To develop competency in paralegal students so graduates are occupationally prepared to work in the paralegal field in a variety of settings.
- To provide students with the opportunity to participate in practical legal internship settings in order to improve their understanding and enhance their job abilities in the paralegal field.
- To maintain a program that instills proper respect for the legal profession, its ethics, and its foundations.
- To promote professional responsibility by teaching ethical legal principles and practice.
- To meet the needs of the student population that is ethnically diverse, age variable, and comes from a variety of backgrounds.
- To ensure that students have written and verbal communication skills, as well as reading skills, that will enable them to communicate effectively with both attorneys and clients.
- To provide students with the technological skills necessary to enter the paralegal field without requiring additional technological training.
- To assist students in the employment process.
These goals are published on the program's website, as well as the program's Paralegal Information Sheet.