Paralegal Learning to be Assessed, 2014-2015

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Outcome 1:  Identify the areas of law and concepts that apply to a fact situation.

Learning Skill/Knowledge to be Assessed:  Students will research both print and electronic resources when defining key legal terminology within assignments and then be evaluated on comprehension and recall through examination.

Why is this Assessment Significant?  In order to effectively and accurately communicate, both orally and in writing, students must be able to distinguish between lay terminology and legal terminology as it is applied to the facts of a legal case.

Faculty Collaborators:  Vanessa A. Purdom, David Deem

 

Outcome 2:  Identify the facts, issues, and holdings within a court case.

Learning Skill/Knowledge to be Assessed:  Students will research both print and electronic resources, and then write a case brief, pulling pertinent legal information from primary and secondary authorities.

Why is this Assessment Significant?  In order to effectively and accurately communicate, both orally and in writing, students must be able to assert basic information about legal cases being evaluated while conducting legal research.

Faculty Collaborators:  Vanessa A. Purdom, David Deem