ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE,

PARALEGAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

 

 

The Associate of Science, Paralegal Studies Degree is an intensive programme which is designed to provide a balance of legal theory and practice in the study of Bahamian law.

 

The programme has been constructed in a manner which achieve the optimum benefit from studies in professional skills, ethics and the knowledge of law. Pre-requisite for entry into this programme are the general education courses.The curriculum consists of General Education Courses, Core Courses in various legal subjects and major courses in specialized areas of the law.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES

The Introduction to Paralegal (IPS) course allows for the student to become familiar with the workings of a law office and equips them with a basic knowledge to be in a position to proceed to a more advance level.

 

Persons who may have the potential to advance in the IPS course are those who are already employed in the legal or legal related sector and students who have successfully completed the BGCSE examinations or equivalent.

 

Lecturers are chosen from practicing professionals who are experienced in specialized areas and a certificate is awarded to students who have been successful in the examinations.

 

The following pages consist of the courses outline for the degree, diploma and certificate courses now being offered by the Institute from which students may choose:

 

Associate Degree, Paralegal Studies Courses

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

English I

English II

Math I

Math II

Introduction to Psychology

Lower Level Computer Applications (Elective)

Lower Level Natural & Physical Science

(Foundations of Biology Elective)

Lower Level Foreign Language (Introduction)

CORE COURSES

Introduction to Constitutional Law

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Legal Writing

Legal Research & Analysis

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Evidence & Investigations

MAJOR COURSES

Legal Ethics

Principles of Accounting I

Introduction to Criminal Law

Administrative Law

Civil Litigation I

Civil Litigation II

Family Law

Equity & The Law of Trust

Business Law

The Law of Tort I

The Law of Contract

Real Property

Intellectual Property

Wills, Trust, & Probate Administration

DIPLOMA COURSES

General Education Courses

English I

English II

Math I

Math II

Introduction to Psychology

Lower Level Computer Applications (Elective)

Lower Level Natural & Physical Science

(Foundations of Biology Elective)

Lower Level Foreign Language (Introduction)

CORE COURSES

Introduction to Constitutional Law

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Legal Writing

Legal Research & Analysis

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Evidence & Investigations

 

CERTIFICATE COURSE

Academic English II

Math I

Introduction to Computer Applications

Introduction to Spanish

Legal Research & Analysis

Evidence & Investigations

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Principles of Accounting I

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Law for Justices of the Peace

Human Resource Administration

Civil Liberties

Law for Human Resource Managers

 

STUDY MATERIAL

Study material is included.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.