Government Courses

Undergraduate

GOVT 379 Family Law

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will study the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed. Link to syllabus.

GOVT 379 Immigration Law

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

This course explores all significant aspects of the immigration and naturalization process in the United States, including the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. Topics include worker and student visas, as well as Family Residence requirements, and the removal process. Finally, the course covers citizenship and the requirements for an immigrant to become a citizen. Paralegals who plan to work in this challenging and demanding area will find the information gained in this course especially helpful in a rapidly growing specialty in the law. Link to syllabus.

GOVT 479 Advanced Legal Research

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing. Link to syllabus.