CURRICULUM GUIDE

Legal Assistant Post-Bachelor
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0744  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

The legal assistant career is an excellent choice for students possessing a
bachelor's degree, especially students with strong analytical and writing
skills.  These students may select the following certificate curriculum which
requires only legal assistant courses. This curriculum is approved by the
American Bar Association (ABA).

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Business Department, Old Central Building, Room 210, telephone
number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 21 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
LEGL 115    Legal Assistant Career/Ethics                                    3
LEGL 120    Legal Research I (See Note 1)                                    3
LEGL 121    Legal Writing I (See Note 1)                                     3
LEGL 210    Litigation Procedures (See Note 1)                               4
LEGL 211    Tort Law                                                         2
LEGL 215    Busn Law I, Basic Principles                                     3
LEGL 225    Legal Research and Writing II                                    3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Business Law                                             3 Credits
LEGL 216    Busn Law II, Commercial Law                                      3
LEGL 217    Busn Law III, Busn Organiza                                      3
LEGL 220    Internat Legal Issues/Organiza                                   3

CHOICE 2:   General Law                                              9 Credits
LEGL 218    Litigation Specialties                                           3
LEGL 221    Real Estate Transaction                                          3
LEGL 222    Probate Law and Procedure                                        3
LEGL 223    Domestic Relations                                               3
LEGL 224    Administrative Law                                               3
LEGL 226    Legal Interview/Investigation                                    3
LEGL 227    Bankruptcy and Collections                                       3
LEGL 228    Computer Appl for the Law Ofc                                    3
LEGL 280    Legal Assistant Internship                                       3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   33

1.    Students in this curriculum will be granted a prerequisite override to
      take these courses concurrently with LEGL 115. Contact the Business
      Careers Department, telephone number (517) 483-1522 prior to
2.    Students following this curriculum must have proof of a bachelor's
      degree entered on their official Lansing Community College transcript
      before a certificate of achievement may be granted.  Students who do not
      possess a bachelor's degree should follow the Legal Assistant, Associate
      in Business Degree curriculum #0101.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II
LEGL 115          LEGL 211
LEGL 120          LEGL 225
LEGL 121          Lim.Ch.
LEGL 210          Lim.Ch.
LEGL 215          Lim.Ch.