Paralegal Studies Diploma
School of Business
The Paralegal Studies diploma program produces skilled, analytical, and knowledgeable legal professionals, capable of carrying out certain legal tasks in a more independent fashion under the supervision of a lawyer. Students will focus on core legal subject areas such as real estate transactions and corporate procedures but will have greater flexibility to customize their program through their choices of options and electives.
Solid writing and communication skills are critical for work in the legal environment and this program includes an English course that emphasizes writing skills, summarizing and synthesizing written material, as well as grammar and sentence structure.
Graduates of this program are able to use the credit earned in these courses toward any major in the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
While the primary aim of the program is to prepare graduates for work in law offices, many find employment opportunities in government or in the legal departments of large corporations. The program also prepares graduates to work in other settings, such as trust companies and real estate companies. This program is highly respected by the legal community for its ability to adapt to and meet the changing needs of the profession. For this reason, there are excellent career opportunities in Alberta.
Program of Study
|ENGL 102||Analysis and Argument||3|
|LEGL 116||Legal Computing and Procedures||3|
|LEGL 210||Business Law I||3|
|LEGL 211||Legal Research and Analysis||3|
|LEGL 231||Corporate Procedures||3|
|BUSN 201||Introduction to Sustainable Business||3|
|LEGL 216||Legal Drafting and Information Management Procedures||3|
|LEGL 235||Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution||3|
|LEGL 250||Real Estate Transactions||3|
|Electives: Choose 3 credits||3|
|LEGL 180 |
or ACCT 311
|Financial Procedures for the Law Office |
or Introductory Accounting
|LEGL 261||Creditor and Debtor Law||3|
|LEGL 308||Administrative Law and the Regulatory Environment||3|
|Options: Choose 6 credits from any senior-level LEGL course||6|
|LEGL 292||Paralegal Studies||3|
|Option: Choose 6 credits from any senior-level LEGL course||6|
|Open Electives: Choose 6 credits||6|