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OFFICE: Cluster A, Room 3015, 516.572.7626
CHAIRPERSON:
Joan Alexander, Joan.Alexander@ncc.edu.
FACULTY:
J. Caruso, S. Feder, D. Holzmann, E. Salvi, P. Sherman.
PARALEGAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Adrienne Motel, Adrienne.Motel@ncc.edu
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF WEEKEND PROGRAM:
Ann Harrison.
COURSES OFFERED:
Sports Law, Business Law, Paralegal Studies, The Nature and Functions of Law, Introduction to Current Law, and International Legal Institutions.

Departmental Requirements and Guidelines for Paralegal Students:

The Legal Studies Department is strongly committed to the concept of legal education within the framework of practical paralegal skills. The following guidelines have been established:

  1. A minimum grade of "C" is required in each law class in the Paralegal curriculum.
  2. Professional attitude, regular class attendance, punctuality and appropriate professional demeanor are required of Paralegal students.


These criteria have been established in order to uphold the standards of the paralegal profession and legal community, as a whole. Interested students wishing to obtain further information, and a copy of the Departmental Requirements and Guidelines, may contact the Paralegal Program at 516.572.7774.

The following curricula are offered by this Department:

Paralegal (A.A.S.) - The paralegal program, approved by the American Bar Association, is designed to give the graduate a broad understanding of the law, practical skills, and experience in a legal setting. Employment opportunities for paralegals exist in law offices, banks, insurance companies, private industry, title companies, and government. The paralegal works under the supervision of an attorney and can assist in all phases of practice except giving legal advice, appearing in court, and setting fees. The program will accept a maximum of 9 credits of paralegal specialty transfer credits. Paralegal students are required to complete a minimum of 10 paralegal credits in the traditional format at NCC.

Paralegal Studies (Cert.) - The American Bar Association approved Certificate program in Paralegal Studies is designed to meet the needs of the college graduate seeking a career as a paralegal. In order to be eligible for admission, a student must have either an Associate or Baccalaureate degree. Students with an Associate degree must meet the minimum general education requirements set by the American Bar Association.
The program will accept a maximum of 9 credits of paralegal specialty transfer credits. Paralegal students are required to complete a minimum of 10 paralegal credits in the traditional format at NCC.