LAW 470 is a 3-credit course which provides actual work experience in a legal setting, giving students an opportunity to incorporate classroom learning with practical experience under the supervision of an attorney. The internship entails a minimum of 160 hours completed with the internship host within the framework of the semester in which the internship occurs.
Requirements for acceptance to LAW 470*
- Permission of the Program Director.
- Enrollment in the certificate, bachelor, or associate degree in paralegal studies program.
- Enrollment in the last semester of course work.
- Students must demonstrate suitability for the paralegal profession based on the following factors: academic performance, character and professionalism, dependability, cooperation and command of oral and written language skills.
- Completion of at least 75 percent (65 percent for certificate seekers) of law credit hours.
- Recommended registration in no more than 12 hours in addition to Law 470.
- GPA of 2.5 in law course work and GPA of 2.5 overall
- A grade of C or better in all law courses.
- Completion of an interview with the Program Director.
- Completion and submission of application.
* The Program Director reserves the right to waive requirements. Law 470 may not be taken as an audit course.