2014-2015 Paralegal Schedule

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF TERMS, GRADUATION AND PARALEGAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

2014 Advisory Committee Meetings:

Wednesday, November 12,  Noon to 1:15 (Graduate Luncheon)

SUMMER, 2014

Tuesdays:                    July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 9

Thursdays:                  July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4, 11

Currently registering students for the Fall I 2014 term (see additional info below):

 FALL I, 2014

Tuesdays:                    September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18

Thursdays:                  September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20

GRADUATION:  Sunday, November 23, 2014  @ 3:30 p.m. 

FALL II, 2014

NO Class November 25 or 27, 2014

NO Class December 23 or 25, 2014

            NO Class December 30, 2014 or Jan 1, 2015           

Tuesdays:                    December 2, 9, 16; January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17

Thursdays:                  December 4, 11, 18; January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19

SPRING I, 2015

Tuesdays:                    March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28

Thursdays:                  March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

SPRING II, 2015

(Each course will ONLY meet 8 times with 2 independent/community attendance)

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

Thursdays:                  May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25

Currently registering students for the Fall I 2014 term:

The Fall I 2014 term of the Paralegal Certificate Program at SMC will begin soon and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!  The following required course will be offered:

Tuesday evenings       Constitutional Law (LS)   – Instructor:  Jennifer Jordan, Spartanburg County Solicitor

Thursday evenings     Foresnsics for Paralegals  (LS)          Instructor:  Spartanburg County Magistrate Judge Donnie Willingham

Constitutional Law – This course is designed to provide an introduction to the United States Constitution and its Amendments. Students will study the allocation of powers, the system of checks and balances, and the concepts of individual rights, liberties, and protection. Through this course students will also develop a better understanding of the Bill of Rights.

Forensics – Crime Scenes, Investigations, Criminalistics and The Law – This course will focus on how the crime scene should be investigated, searched and processed for evidence and the legal admissibility of these procedures.  It will also cover the forensic value of physical evidence and the role of forensic science and criminalistics in evaluating evidence and presenting it in court.  United States Supreme Court cases and other recent state and federal cases will expose the student to issues involving “implied” consent to search, what constitutes an “exigency” at a crime scene, forensics experts and testing, chain of custody, scientific testing, admissibility of blood spatter analysis, fingerprints, DNA and other crime scene evidence.

Registration needs to be completed and returned by September 16, 2014.   2014 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.

 

2014-2015 Paralegal Registration Form available for download here.