2015-2016 Paralegal Certificate Program Schedule

Currently registering students for the Spring 1 2016 term:

Click here to access: Paralegal Program REGISTRATION FORM

The Spring I, 2016 Term term of the Paralegal Certificate Program at SMC will begin soon, and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!  The following courses will be offered:

Spring I, 2016 Term

Tuesdays: February 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays: February 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28

 

 DAY                 ________  CLASS DESCRIPTION      _________          INSTRUCTOR      _____        ROOM #

Tuesday evenings         Torts (LS)                                             Ryan McCarty                         Walker 202

Thursday evenings       Legal Research (R)                             Jennifer Jordan                       Walker 202

Torts – This course instructs students in the classification and principles of S.C. tort (civil wrongs) law. It involves the study of intentional torts, negligence, standard of care, proximate cause, and defenses for negligence.
 

Legal Research *– This course instructs students in techniques and procedures for legal research. Students will learn to use the law library to locate applicable laws, legal resources, and reference materials. Students will be introduced to computerized legal research and on-line sources of legal materials. Students will learn practical skills needed to find state and federal statutes, case law, identify precedents and trace the development of the law up to the present.

Registration needs to be completed and returned by February 22, 2016.   Paralegal Program REGISTRATION FORM

You are welcome to email your registration to harpery@smcsc.edu or fax to 864-587-4350.  For additional assistance, please contact me at (864) 266-7409 or harpery@smcsc.edu.  I look forward to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. 

SCHEDULE OF TERMS and GRADUATION 

SPRING I, 2016 TERM 

Tuesdays:                    February 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays:                  February 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28

SPRING II, 2016 TERM / (Each course will ONLY meet 9 times with 1 independent/community attendance)

Tuesdays:                    May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays:                  May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

SUMMER, 2016 TERM 

Tuesdays:                    July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13

Thursdays:                  July 14, 21, 29; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15

Fall I, 2016 TERM / (Each course will ONLY meet 9 times with 1 independent/community attendance)

Tuesdays:                    September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

Thursdays:                  September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17

Graduation: Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 3;30 p.m.

Fall II, 2016 TERM / NO class November 22 or 24, December 20 or 22, and December 27 or 29, 2016

Tuesdays:                    November 29; December 6, 13; January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14

Thursdays:                  December 1, 8, 15; January 5, 12, 18, 26; February 2, 9, 16

SCHEDULE OF PARALEGAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

Paralegal Advisory Committee Meetings:

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 Noon to 1:15 (Buchheit Board Room)

Paralegal Registration Form available for download here.