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Professional Legal Studies - Program Objectives


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Program Objectives
  • To create, implement and maintain a strong, flexible program directed to the quality education of occupationally-competent paralegals;

  • To provide a paralegal education program that leads to employment of its graduates by a wide range of employers;

  • To provide paralegals with a well-rounded, balanced education founded on a beneficial mix of general education, theory, and practical courses stressing understanding and reasoning rather than rote learning of facts;

  • To support federal, Kentucky and local Rules of Procedure and general principles of ethical legal practice, professional responsibility, the prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers, and the use and supervision of paralegals by lawyers;

  • To provide an educational program that is responsive to the varied needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the region and contributes to the overall advancement of the legal profession;

  • To provide a program which instills respect for the legal profession and its foundation, institutions, and quest for justice; and

  • To maintain equality of opportunity in the educational program without discrimination or segregation of the grounds of race, color, religion, natural origin, gender, age, disability or economic need.


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  • 270-780-2539
  • 270-745-2945
  • Grise Hall 300
    1906 College Heights Blvd., #21067 
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1067




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