LEGL 1610 Paralegalism I (3L,3CR):
An introduction to the skills necessary to perform paralegal tasks such as briefing cases and interviewing clients. Will introduce students to substantive legal concepts, ethics, and to careers in the paralegal profession.
LEGL 1620 Paralegalism II (3L,3CR):
Transactional law for the paralegal covers contracts, corporations, probate, and real property skills necessary for the practicing paralegal. Students also participate in a job search seminar. Prerequisite: LEGL 1610.
LEGL 1700 Legal Analysis (3L,3CR):
Covers briefing, legal analysis, and synthesizing skills. Students will brief, analyze and synthesize cases on substantial law issues. Prerequisite: LEGL 1610 or concurrent enrollment.
LEGL 1710 Legal Research and Writing I (3L,3CR):
Covers the basic tools of legal research: citation, federal and state decisions, digests, statutes, law reviews, the use of Shepard’s and Wesltaw. Students complete research exercises and write an interoffice memorandum. Prerequisite: LEGL 1610, or permission of the instructor.
LEGL 1720 Legal Research and Writing II (3L,3CR):
Covers legal writing, fact investigation, interviewing fact witnesses, drafting witness statements and legal drafting. Prerequisite: LEGL 1710.
LEGL 2500 Civil Procedure (3L,3CR):
Uses the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure to teach service of process, filing, discovery, and execution of judgments. Includes the drafting of pleadings and discovery documents, digesting depositions, compiling a medical chronology and case management. Prerequisite: LEGL 1610.
LEGL 2550 Litigation Support (3L,3CR):
Covers substantive tort law in the framework of a trial. Students learn skills necessary to perform as litigation assistants by organizing a trial notebook, working with experts, preparing exhibits, and researching motions. Prerequisite: LEGL 2500.
LEGL 2610 Family Law (3L,3CR):
Covers the substantive law of domestic relations with specific emphasis on the role of the paralegal in these cases.
LEGL 2970 Legal Assistant Internship (1-3CR) (Max. 6):
Students are placed in a law firm, clerk’s office, public defender’s office, district attorney’s office, or other appropriate legal environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to work as paralegals under the supervision of a lawyer and the instructor. Prerequisite: LEGL 1710 and LEGL 2500.
LEGL 2975 Independent Studies for the Legal Assistant (1-3CR) (Max. 6):
Faculty-guided research in areas of law relevant to a paralegal career. Students will be given the opportunity to research legal cases, law review articles and other materials. Students will be required to complete projects which will refine their paralegal skills. Prerequisite: LEGL 1710.