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LAW 271   Legal Ethics, Interviewing and Investigation* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Paralegal program. LAW 134 or department approval.

Prerequisites or corequisites: LAW 205.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to explain ethical rules and standards governing the legal profession, interview clients and witnesses, and investigate the facts as part of a legal analysis or proceedings. A major emphasis will be on recognition of ethical problems commonly encountered and the development of interviewing and investigating skills. The course is also designated as the capstone course for the paralegal program. The course will draw the student's paralegal learning and provide an opportunity to demonstrate that the student has accomplished the program's educational goals. This opportunity will focus on finalizing and reviewing the student's e-portfolio. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.