- Course Descriptions
- Division of Social Sciences and Business
- Course Syllabi
- Introduction to Paralegal Studies
- Legal Research I
- Real Property Law
- Legal Research II
- Contract Law
- Law of Family Relations
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Tort and Insurance Law
- Estate Planning
- Environmental Law
- Community Law
- Law Office Management
- Bankruptcy Law
- Intellectual Property
- Commercial Real Estate Law
- Topics in Paralegal Studies
I. Course Prefix/Number: PAR 250
Course Name: Practicum
Credits: 3 (1 lecture; 15 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. demonstrate an understanding of a resume and cover letter and the ability to create each (submit a completed resume and cover letter and review the same with the instructor).
3. demonstrate the ability to perform various law related tasks in a timely and efficient manner (present a daily journal of the internship to the instructor for review at midterm and at the end of the semester; submit a midterm evaluation and a final evaluation of the internship from the supervising attorney/paralegal to the instructor).
4. demonstrate an understanding of the role of a paralegal in a legal setting (student's daily journal, class discussions).
5. demonstrate an understanding of the ABA Model Code of Ethics, the NFPA Model Code of Ethics, NALA's Code of Ethics, and the Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics (classroom discussion and assignments)
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
VII. Methods of Instruction
4. Problem solving
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
2. Writing Assignments
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
2. Weekly papers
3. Completed internship projects
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.