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PARL Prefix Equivalencies

Many of the Paralegal Studies (PARL) course numbers and/or titles changed to Legal Studies (LEGL).

The table below lists changes to the course prefix, number and/or title in the undergraduate Paralegal Studies Certificate Program that took effect in the fall semester of 2012. Students seeking this certificate may complete their coursework using the revised course offerings to satisfy program requirements as described in the table.

All students enrolled in the program should contact a Legal Studies program advisor to prepare an academic plan for completing their certificate.

PARL A101 Intro to Law LEGL A101 Intro to Law
PARL A215 Paralegal Studies LEGL A215 Legal Ethics & the Role of the Legal Professional
PARL A235 Factual Investigation & Interviewing LEGL A377 Evidence, Investigation, & Discovery
PARL A238 Civil Procedure LEGL A367 Civil Procedure & Pretrial Practice
JUST/PARL A340 Family Law JUST/LEGL A340 Family Law
JUST/PARL A352 Substantive Criminal Law JUST/LEGL A352 Criminal Law & Procedure
JUST/PARL A354 Criminal Procedure JUST/LEGL A352 Criminal Law & Procedure
PARL A356 Legal Research LEGL A356 Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing
PARL A362 Commercial Law LEGL A362 Contracts, Debt, & Principles of Ownership
PARL A375 Litigation LEGL A487 Trial & Adv Litigation Processes
PARL A470 Law of Govt Regulation LEGL A380 Torts, Wkrs' Comp, & Insurance Law; or

LEGL A385 Health Care Law & Reg Compliance; or other upper division LEGL elective with Program Coordinator approval
JUST A495 Internship LEGL A495 Legal Studies Internship


The Occupational Outlook Handbook (Paralegals) provides information about the nature of work, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for Paralegals.

Professional Associations

Alaska Association of Paralegals (AAP), a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), offers a student membership rate for full-time students who are not employed as a paralegal.