Lay Advocate/Paralegal (AAS)
The purpose of the Lay Advocate/Paralegal program is to
- provide the necessary skills, knowledge, and ethical foundation to prepare graduates to practice as lay advocates in Tribal Courts in conformance with all constitutional, legal, procedural and cultural values and traditions and/or
- provide the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for entry-level employment as a paralegal.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge of the Constitutional and legal foundations of American law.
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of the powers and limitations of Indian law based on federal law and legal precedent.
- The student will demonstrate a foundational understanding of civil and criminal law sufficient to obtain entry-level employment as a paralegal or to represent Tribal constituents as a lay advocate in Tribal courts.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL 110||Composition I||3|
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|PSYC 100||First Year Learning Experience||3|
|SOC 120||Transitions-Graduation & Beyond||2|
|NAS 101||Ochethi Sakowin Language for Beginners||3|
|or NAS 103||Introduction to Ochethi Sakowin Language, Culture & History|
|CSCI 101||Introduction to Computers||3|
|Select two one-hour courses or any one two-hour course||2|
|ENGL 120||Composition II||3|
|CJ 202||Introduction to Law Enforcement & Corrections||3|
|CJ 203||Interview & Interrogation||3|
|CJ 205||Indian Law||3|
|CJ 206||Civil Law I: Contracts & Torts||3|
|CJ 207||Civil Law II: Will, Probate, & Property Law||3|
|CJ 208||Family Law||3|
|CJ 211||Legal Research, Writing, & Case Analysis||3|
|CJ 220||Criminal Law||3|
|CJ 231||Criminal Evidence & Procedure||3|
|CJ 232||Administration of Justice||3|
|CJ 260||Legal Ethics||3|
|CJ 265||Trial Techniques||3|
|CJ 297||Criminal Justice/Lay Advocate/Paralegal Internship/Capstone Experience||3|
|CJ Elective||Criminal Justice Elective||3|