You must have completed a two-year associate of arts degree or a four-year degree and have satisfied JCCC and American Bar Association general education requirements prior to admission. Students will have fulfilled these general education requirements if they have 18 hours of general education credit from at least 3 of the 4 following disciplines: humanities, social science, and natural science or mathematics.
The following courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to application for admission to the paralegal program. A minimum of 18 hours of legal specialty courses must be taken at Johnson County Community College. Please contact Jay Nadlman for more information.
PARALEGALS MAY NOT PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT AS PERMITTED BY LAW.
JCCC, as an ABA approved paralegal program, requires its students to take at least ten semester credits through traditional classroom instruction.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all LAW courses.
Suggested Order of Courses
Students may take any number of courses each semester that will also allow them to fulfill their other personal and professional responsibilities.
(Major Code 489A; State CIP Code 22.0302)
Prerequisites: Prior to admission
|LAW 121||Introduction to Law||3|
|Paralegal Electives (see list below)||7|
|LAW 134||Introduction to Legal Technology*||3|
|LAW 132||Civil Litigation*||3|
|Paralegal Electives (see list below)||4|
|LAW 201||Advanced Legal Technology*||3|
|LAW 195||Legal Research*||3|
|LAW 205||Legal Analysis and Writing*||3|
|LAW 271||Legal Ethics, Interviewing and Investigation*||3|
|LAW 142||Tort Law*||3|
|LAW 148||Criminal Litigation*||3|
|LAW 152||Real Estate Law*||3|
|LAW 162||Family Law*||3|
|LAW 165||Forensic Science and the Law||3|
|LAW 226||Immigration Law*||3|
|LAW 245||Elder Law and Estate Planning*||3|
|LAW 247||Intellectual Property Law*||3|
|LAW 266||Employment Law*||3|
|LAW 269||Bankruptcy Law*||3|
|LAW 275||Paralegal Internship I*||1|
|LAW 276||Paralegal Internship II*||1|
Total Program Hours: 33