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AAS Legal Assistant

Associate of Applied Science - Legal Assistant (66 Credits)

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Legal Assistant Program is designed to develop skills and abilities necessary to meet employment standards as a legal assistant. This individual will assist attorneys in research, briefs, office management and administrative duties. Other duties will vary from office to office. Minimum acceptable grade for prerequisite courses in this program is C, not C-.

Please consult with you Advisor for current transferability information.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21):

Communications (9):
ENGL 110 Accelerated Composition 3cr
ENGL 119 Technical Communications 3cr
BSTC 265 Business Communications OR
CJ 101 or above 3cr
Mathematics (3):
MATH 120 or other 3cr
Fine Arts/ Humanities (3):
Any Fine Arts or Humanities 101 or above 3cr
Behavioral/Physical & Natural Sciences (3):
Any Behavioral/Physical & Natural Science 101 or above 3cr
Social Sciences (3):
Any Social Science 101 or above 3cr
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CORE (42):
BSTC 100 Introduction to Accounting 3cr
BSTC 142 Introduction to Legal System 3cr
BSTC 218 Business Law I 3cr
BSTC 204 Human Relations in Business 3cr
BSTC 243 Estate Probate 3cr
BSTC 244 Litigation 3cr
BSTC 270 Family Law for the Legal Assistant 3cr
BSTC 275 Real Estate Law for the Legal Assistant 3cr
BSTC 276 Survey of Torts for the Legal Assistant 3cr
BSTC 280 Legal Research & Writing 3cr
BSTC 299 CO-OP Work Experience 3cr
CRJS 201 Criminal Law I 3cr
CS 150LComputing for Business Students 3cr
IT 120 Introduction to Word Processing 3cr
Business Management & Technology Electives (3):
Related courses numbered 101 or above. Faculty Advisor must approve electives.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCING:

Recommended Course Sequence for Full-time Students (Part-time Students should see an Academic Advisor to customize their educational plan)

Term 1 - 15cr/hrs

ENGL 110 Accelerated Composition 3cr
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3cr
CRJS 201 Criminal Law I 3cr
BSTC 142 Introduction to Legal System 3cr
Behavioral/Physical & Natural Science Elective 3cr

Term 2 - 15cr/hrs

ENGL 119 Technical Communications 3cr
BSTC 100 Introduction to Accounting 3cr
BSTC 218 Business Law I 3cr
BSTC 243 Estate Probate 3cr
IT 120 Introduction to Word Processing 3cr

Term 3 - 18cr/hrs

CS 150LComputing for Business Students 3cr
BSTC 204 Human Relations in Business 3cr
BSTC 265 Business Communications OR
CJ 101 or above 3cr
BSTC 244 Litigation 3cr
BSTC 280 Legal Research & Writing 3cr
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3cr

Term 4 - 18cr/hrs

BSTC 270 Family Law for the Legal Assistant 3cr
BSTC 275 Real Estate Law for the Legal Assistant 3cr
BSTC 276 Survey of Torts for the Legal Assistant 3cr
BSTC 299 CO-OP Work Experience 3cr
Business Elective 3cr
Social Science Elective 3cr
**Summer Semester as needed.

Contact / Faculty:

Business Management & Technology: (505) 863-77511.

Coleen Arviso,Lecturer
Phone: (505) 863-7708
Room: CH167B
Email: ccarviso@unm.edu

Linda Burson,Lecturer
Phone: 782-6025
Zuni Campus
Email: linnea@unm.edu

Al Henderson,Lecturer, Business Mgmt. & Tec
Phone: (505) 863-7634
Room: GH167
Email: alhender@unm.edu

Elvira Martin,Associate Professor
Phone: (505) 863-7509
Room: GH167
Email: ejmartin@unm.edu

Linda Begayne,Administrative Asst.
Phone: (505) 863-7511
Room: GH167
Email: lbegayne@unm.edu

Lorena Martin,Instructional Assistant
Phone: (505) 863-7511
Room: GH167
Email: lmarian@unm.edu

Harry "Sonny" Moore,Work Force Training Specialist
Phone: (505) 863-7733
Room: CH167D
Email: hmoore@gallup.unm.edu