Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Legal Assistant Studies
Examples of the outcomes for the B.A. degree with a major in Legal Assistant Studies include the following:
Selected Educational Outcomes
- To prepare students to conduct legal research and apply it in a form and manner that will enable them to support the legal system.
- To comprehend and make informed decisions regarding the ethical dilemmas of their profession, in order to understand the cultural values they must serve in the performance of their responsibilities.
- To understand the American legal system in the manner necessary to enable them to function within that system and support its mission of service to society.
Examples of Outcome Assessments
The American Bar Association guidelines establish that evaluation of the program should include efforts to measure the extent to which students are able to secure suitable positions of employment; a determination of how effectively students perform those duties related to their program of instruction; and the responses of students completing the program concerning the effectiveness of their training and its relevance to the duties actually performed.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Legal Assistant Studies
|Core Curriculum Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)||42|
|Core Curriculum Area F (Courses appropriate to the major)|
|Introduction to Paralegalism|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|Principles of Logic and Argumentation|
Foreign Language and Culture
If a language course or PHIL 2020 is taken to meet an Area C requirement, then COMM 1100 must be taken to meet the Area F requirement of 18 hours.
|Senior College Curriculum||60|
|LEAS 3200||Legal Research I||3|
|LEAS 4800||Legal Assistant Studies Capstone||3|
|LEAS 4900||Internship in Legal Assistant Studies||3|
|LEAS 3201||Legal Research II||3|
|LEAS courses numbered 3000 or above||15|
|ACED 2400||Computer Technology for the Workplace||3|
|ENGL 3030||Writing for the Legal and Social Science Professions||3|
|Area of Concentration and/or Elective Courses (must include 12 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above, with 9 hours in a related field outside of Legal Assistant Studies)||27|
|Total hours required for the degree||120|