1 hour lecture and 9 hours cooperative work experience per week for a total of 144 hours of work experience for three credits.
Prerequisite(s): Paralegal program major; a grade of C or higher in LAW 101; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 105; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 145; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 148; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 202; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 203.
Recommended Preparation: Students should be in the last semester of the Paralegal degree program.
Comment: Letter grade only. LAW 293P may not be audited. LAW 293P may not be taken credit/no credit. Was formerly LAW 193P.
This is a capstone cooperative education course involving an employer and the college that integrates classroom learning with supervised practical experiences related to a paralegal career. This course provides opportunities that allow the student to apply and reinforce paralegal skills learned in Legal Education courses in an actual legal office environment. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze their general and technical work skills as well as the business of law as learned in their courses. Job search skills are also emphasized.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hello. My name is Estelle Ogawa, assistant professor in the paralegal program at Kapi`olani Community College. I teach a variety of courses in the program including LAW 293P, Cooperative Paralegal Education. This is the final course you would take in your paralegal degree program. This class consists of a cooperative internship in a legal-related office or organization, under the supervision of an attorney, where you can apply all that you have learned in your paralegal program classes to the real world as well as gain added practical knowledge for your career. In addition, we meet as a class to discuss careers, salaries, preparing resumes and cover letters, professional organizations, national certification, and anything else related to careers as a paralegal. I look forward to seeing you in LAW 293P, Cooperative Paralegal Education.