PLS 299 - Paralegal Internship
Designed to give students the opportunity to apply their formal education to actual work situations. The student intern will work either under the direct supervision of a practicing attorney or under the direct supervision of a practicing paralegal while under the overall supervision of a practicing attorney. Students must work a minimum of 75 hours in a law office or other legal entity and 7.5 of these hours must be for a not-for-profit legal entity. Additionally the students must meet with the internship faculty member 15 hours to receive three semester credit hours. The significance of student interns adhering to flawless ethical standards, maintaining confidentiality, being meticulous and reliable cannot be overemphasized.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 6 credit hours in the PLS program.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Employ the knowledge gained in Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Paralegal Communication Skills to obtain an intern position in an appropriate legal entity.
2. Apply paralegal skills and be able to identify the role and responsibilities of the legal assistant in the work place through the 75 hour internship.
3. Demonstrate paralegal competencies that enhance the resume/portfolio to improve employability upon graduation from the program.
Course Offered Fall only