Paralegal 2: Law, Legal Drafting & Computers
In Paralegal 2, students will study tort law, contracts and business organizations. They will learn to use LexisNexis, which provides online access to statutes, codes and case law, for legal research to complement the traditional legal research methods they learned in Paralegal 1. Students will also learn to use ProDoc, which streamlines legal document drafting, to draft various documents relating to tort law and business organizations. As in Paralegal 1, students will complete a variety of online exercises, threaded discussions, live chats and readings to develop both the theory of the law and the requisite practical applications to enter or advance in jobs supporting Texas lawyers.
Sessions 1-7: Legal Research
- West's Business Law, 10/E, Custom edition by Gaylord A. Jentz, et al. ISBN 0-324-54901-6. Please contact Program Director for link to order online from Thomson Learning. Approx. $95.00.
A pocket size legal dictionary is not a required purchase, but it may be helpful to you. They are inexpensive and easy to find, e.g.:
Dictionary of Legal Terms by Steven Gifis. ISBN 0764102869 Amazon.com
Black's Law Dictionary by Bryan A. Garner. Second Edition. ISBN 0314257918. Amazon.com
Where to Obtain the Texts
The required textbooks are available from the L&M Bookstore at www.lmutsabooks.com. They may also be available directly from the publisher's websites or at other sites such as www.borders.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.ecampus.com.
When You Will Need the Texts
There are no textbooks required for Session 1; however, we do suggest you obtain your books promptly, and on most websites, you can request delivery by next day air. You will need your Jentz text before entering Session 2.