List of Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
(Original August 2002; revised July 2006; revised August 2006; revised May 2011)
Graduates of The Institute for Legal Studies will possess nine competencies:
Identify and assess ethical and professional responsibility issues.
Define and use legal terminology.
Differentiate federal and state court structure and procedures.
Conduct factual investigations in an organized manner.
Conduct legal research in an organized manner.
Analyze and interpret the law in an organized manner.
Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, memoranda and legally operative forms.
Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for the legal field.
Use legal technology and determine its impact on the practice of law.
The program has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are 1,000 colleges offering Paralegal Studies but only 260 have ABA approval.
In addition, our stature within the legal community on the state and local levels, particularly our involvement with the Kentucky Paralegal Association and the Louisville Association of Paralegals, gives our students and graduates an advantage.
Length: 9 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.