Paralegal Studies

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College of Professional Studies

A paralegal studies major is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a paralegal/legal assistant. This baccalaureate program provides a unique academic curriculum, composed of legal and professional education built on a liberal arts foundation.   

You will develop the skills necessary to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts, as well as skills for critical thinking, organization, legal research, legal writing, interviewing and investigation, technology and oral communication.

Learning Environment

Our Lincoln campus is specifically designed to serve our adult nontraditional - undergraduate, graduate and non-degree-seeking students. We are proud to meet the needs and objectives of students who have to juggle a college education with responsibilities as career professionals and parents.
As a student here, you'll discover:

  • A rich selection of degree and course options, including some of the most relevant graduate programs in Nebraska.
  • Faculty who combine impressive academic qualifications with extensive professional experience.
  • Small, conveniently scheduled classes and a curriculum flexible enough to meet your individual needs.

A friendly community where you can make lifelong connections with classmates from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds.


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PLS 121 - Legal Writing and Drafting (3)
PLS 205 - The American Legal System (3)
PLS 221 - Introduction to Legal Research (3)
PLS 233 - Litigation, Pleadings, and Arbitration (3)
PLS 307 - Family Law (3)
PLS 315 - Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning (3)
PLS 330 - Criminal Law (3)
PLS 345 - Real Property (3)
PLS 354 - Torts (3)
PLS 412 - Legal Research and Writing (3)
PLS 425 - Ethics and the Paralegal Profession (3)
PLS 496 - Senior Seminar in Paralegal Studies (3)
BUS 250 - The Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 331 - Personnel Law (3)
BUS 345 - Business, Professional and Consumer Negotiations (3)
BUS 350 - Commercial Law (3)
BUS 410 - Regulatory Compliance (3)
CMS 105 - Fundamentals of Communication (3)
CMS 334 - Interviewing and Investigation (3)
CRJ 330 - Criminal Law (3)
PHI 114 - Informal Logic (3)
CSA 101 - Introduction to Word Processing (1)
CSA 102 - Introduction to Spreadsheets (1)
CSA 103 - Introduction to Database Software (1)

Program Overview
Three-Year Graduation Program
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