Paralegal (PAR)

PAR 115 | Introduction to Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an understanding of the role of paralegals, issues facing paralegals, the working of the legal system, and ethical questions. Legal terminology and an overview of the substantive areas of law will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 116 | Torts

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on tort law, including negligence, intentional torts, and strict liability, with an emphasis on personal injury litigation.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 117 | Family Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes domestic law, common property, dissolutions, adoptions, legal separation, and other family law issues.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 118 | Contracts

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the basic principles of contract law.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 125 | Property Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on real estate law, ownership, sale, leasing, financing and government regulation of land.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 126 | Administrative Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces administrative and regulatory agencies, their jurisdiction, rule-making and decision-making processes.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 201 | Civil Litigation

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on an intensive study of the legal process including the Federal and Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 202 | Evidence

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the student to State and Federal Rules of Evidence and application to the trial process.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 205 | Criminal Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces basic concepts of criminal law and criminal procedure, including Colorado statutes and Rules of Procedure.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 206 | Business Organizations

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the study of the major types of business organizations.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 208 | Probate and Estates

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an understanding of the creation and administration of an estate, including wills and trusts and the probate process.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 209 | Constitutional Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes the study of the powers of government as they are allocated and defined by the United States Constitution.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 210 | Sexual Orientation and the Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides the substantive legal knowledge that students need to understand the relationship between American law and sexual minorities. Includes a comprehensive understanding of the unique legal issues facing lesbians and gay men, and covers the practical application of the law to these situations.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 211 | Legal Research

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the student to basic legal research tools, including statutes, digests, case law, citations, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and online data bases.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 212 | Legal Writing

Lecture Credit: 3

Enables the student to practice the content and conventions of legal writing.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 217 | Environmental Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Covers state and federal laws concerning the environment, including chemical safety laws, workplace safety, and hazardous waste.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 218 | Bankruptcy Law

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the federal and state laws and procedures involving bankruptcy.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

PAR 280 | Internship

Internship Credit: 3

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Prerequisite: PAR 115, PAR 201, PAR 211 and PAR 212 with a grade of C or better

PAR 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PAR 289 | Capstone

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes a synthesis of the information and skills that students learned throughout their paralegal studies.

Prerequisite: PAR 115, PAR 201, PAR 211 and PAR 212 with a grade of C or better