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1999-2000 Catalog

Degrees and Programs

Paralegal Studies

College of Rural Alaska
Tanana Valley Campus
(907) 474-7400

Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

The paralegal studies curriculum leads to an A.A.S. degree for those aspiring to enter the legal community, state and federal agencies, insurance companies, banks and title companies as paralegal personnel. The core program is based on model curricula published by the American Bar Association and designed to assure that students receive fundamental education in the vocabulary and process of the paralegal profession.

Undergraduate Program


Paralegal Studies -- A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete PS 101.)
  3. Complete the following:*
    CIOS 150 -- Computer Applications (3 credits)
    PLS 101 -- Introduction to Paralegal Studies (3 credits)
    PLS 203 -- Torts (3 credits)
    PLS 210 -- Civil Procedure (3 credits)
    PLS 213 -- Criminal Law for Paralegals (3 credits)
    PLS 215 -- Contracts/Real Property (3 credits)
    PLS 240 -- Family Law (3 credits)
    PLS 299 -- Paralegal Studies Practicum (3 credits)
    PS 303 -- Politics and the Judicial Process (3 credits)
    PS 404 -- Introduction to Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)
    PS 435W -- Constitutional Law I: Institutions and Governmental Powers 3
         or PS 436 -- Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3 credits)
  4. Complete general electives** (12 credits)
  5. Minimum credits required (60 credits)

* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.
**Recommended electives: CIOS 160 and 260, BA 317W and 330, ANS 425, ABUS 241 or coursework fulfilling UAF core requirements.

Note: Students must complete ENGL 111X with a grade of "C" or better prior to admission to the program.