The Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies program prepares students for the advancing role of technology in the legal field. The program provides an excellent combination of practical paralegal skills and applied e-Discovery and litigation support skills to give students the education and training for success in the field. As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students receive in-depth training on the E-Discovery Lab for Software Simulation & Applications (ELSSA).
Program offered 100% online.
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.
LGL-110—Introduction to Paralegal Sciences—3.0 credits
This course presents the role of paralegals in the legal system, introduces paralegal skills and explores career opportunities. It highlights the ethical and professional guidelines that govern the paralegal field. It also introduces the sources of law, an overview of courts, and alternative dispute resolution systems.
LGL-150—Civil Procedure—3.0 credits
This course presents the role of paralegals in the civil litigation process including alternative dispute resolution. It gives students instruction on basic legal research and writing, drafting documents and pleadings, and electronic filing.
LGL-160—Introduction to Law Firm Technology—3.0 credits
This course provides the paralegal student with an introduction to the types and functions of technology in the legal field, providing them with knowledge of and access to commonly used software.
LGL-170—Legal Research and Writing I—3.0 credits
This course expands the skills of the paralegal student in performing legal research and writing, emphasizing case briefing and legal analysis. It provides students with experience using research tools and search engines available in the legal field.
This course provides a basic understanding of personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, and civil rights litigation. Students develop skills in applying law to fact patterns as well as utilizing rules of state and federal civil procedure.
EDS-200—Foundations of E-Discovery—3.0 credits
This course explores the procedures associated with e-discovery. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the role of the paralegal in each phase. Topics include the pre-trial litigation process and the forms and phases of general discovery.
EDS-210—ESI and E-Discovery Skill Building—3.0 credits
This course provides an understanding of electronically stored information (ESI) fundamentals and the opportunity
to build practical e-discovery paralegal skills using current software applications housed within the Bryan University E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).
LGL-210—Business Organizations and Contract Law—3.0 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of the nature, formation, and regulation of business organizations. Students will also gain an understanding of contractual relationships, applicable laws and remedies.
LGL-220—Family and Criminal Law—3.0 credits
This course presents an overview of a family law practice and basic principles of criminal law. Along with developing an understanding of legal analysis and constitutional law, students complete practical paralegal projects related to both family law and criminal law practices.
LGL-230—Legal Research and Writing II—3.0 credits
This course provides additional practice and application in legal research and writing. Students will be expected to complete legal writing assignments utilizing more advanced legal analysis skills and based on state-specific laws.
EDS-240—E-Discovery Paralegal I—3.0 credits
This class will introduce students to the early stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework. Students will have an opportunity to practice e-discovery tasks utilizing specialized software in the preservation and collection of ESI.
EDS-250—E-Discovery Paralegal II—3.0 credits
This class provides students an opportunity to develop and practice skills relating to the latter stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework using the E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).
LGP-280—Paralegal Simulation Lab A—3.0 credits
A practical demonstration of ability to apply professional and ethical guidelines, ability to use Microsoft Office, ability to draft key legal documents as well as to perform a conflict of interest.
LGP-290—Paralegal Simulation Lab B—3.0 credits
A practical demonstration of ability to perform relevant e-discovery tasks in a simulated environment using relevant e-discovery software, including but not limited to rules of evidence as related to electronically stored data.
IND-300—Current Events in the Industry—3.0 credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to explore current events in the industry. Topics include issues, trends, legislation, and ethics within the student’s chosen field.
MGT-300—Management and Communications—3.0 credits
This course provides an introduction to management skills needed to effectively supervise and communicate with others. Leadership skills relevant in the legal environment will be emphasized.
This course is a survey of key entrepreneurship concepts and general business strategies for success as an independent contractor or small business owner. Students will be encouraged to research state-specific industry requirements for working independently within their field.
LGL-320—Legal Research and Writing III—3.0 credits
The course provides instruction and application on using research resources (electronic and physical) to draft legal writings including legal memoranda and appellate briefs. Emphasis will be placed on research efficiency using effective search strategies, and writing in both objective and persuasive ways.
LGL-330—Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation—3.0 credits
This course covers the paralegal role in consumer and business bankruptcy proceedings as well as in commercial litigation.
LGL-350—Property Law—3.0 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of property law including real property, wills, estates, and probate. The course focuses students on the practical skills needed to prepare and file related court documents. The handling of probate litigation and will contests from the perspective of the paralegal is also emphasized.
EDS-380—Legal Office Productivity and Database Management—3.0 credits
This course focuses on essential productivity applications. Students will explore tools and methods essential to modern paralegal tasks and will learn the importance of databases to EDiscovery applications. Topics include data analysis, indexing, and database structures.
EDS-390—E-Discovery Utilities and Applications Lab—3.0 credits
This course is designed to develop advanced skills in utilities and applications used in the litigation support and legal industry. Students in this class will use software applications in Bryan University’s E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).
EDS-400—Analytics and Technology Assisted Review—3.0 credits
This course will introduce students to analytics technologies designed to make document review and analysis more efficient. Students will gain experience with data analytics tools and also gain a general understanding of technology assisted review or predictive coding, and the tools and processes associated with machine learning and the auto- categorization of documents.
LGL-400—Trial Practice—3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in preparing detailed pleadings, pre-trial motions, and discovery requests in addition to deposition preparation. The role of the paralegal in alternative dispute resolution is also explored. This class will provide an opportunity for students to develop advanced skills relating to trial preparation and presentation in the electronic courtroom. Students in this class will use software applications in Bryan University’s E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).
LGL-420—Certification Preparation—3.0 credits
This course assists students with preparation for industry-standard certifications. The course includes drills that help prepare students for the format and content of the certification exams.
EDS-450—E-Discovery Project Management—3.0 credits
Students will learn the fundamental principles of traditional project management and how to apply these principles to the management of an e-discovery project. Students will work within a process framework using methodology to effectively manage the scope, time and cost of an electronic discovery project.
LGP-480—Paralegal Simulation Lab C—3.0 credits
A practical demonstration of proficiency in legal office management software as well as ability to perform witness, exhibit and attorney preparations for trail.
UNV-101S—Student Success and Technology Foundations—3.0 credits
A course covering the information and skills needed to succeed in academic studies, including study skills, setting academic goals, managing time, and technology skills such as word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets.
Note that courses are subject to change based upon employer needs and marketplace requirements. The most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information can be found in the Bryan University Course Catalog.
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