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- sexual harassment
- date rape
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- petty theft, grand theft
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(music, movie downloads)

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Trial Process
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Types of offenses
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Three-strikes Laws
Police Powers
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Evidence
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Legal Assisting

Paralegals assist attorneys by reducing case loads, investigating the facts of cases, interviewing clients and witnesses, and performing legal research. A paralegal may draft pleadings, deposition notices, subpoenas, briefs, and other legal documents. Further, job duties may include filing documents with the court, and assisting at hearings, administrative proceedings, and court trials. Paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, establish legal fees, or sign any legal documents. Paralegals generally possess at a minimum, a 2-year associates degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a paralegal certificate. Paralegals with a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies, or an associates degree combined with a paralegal certificate, generally have the best career prospects.

Paralegals must develop an understanding of legal terminology, and the rules of legal procedure. They must have excellent organizational skills in order to manage case files and multiple exhibits. Communication skills are paramount because paralegals must interact with clients, experts, court personnel and attorneys. Strong research and writing skills are necessary in drafting pleadings, research memos, and other documents. According to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, the average paralegal salary is $50,496 per year. However, some experienced paralegals with special skills may earn in excess of $110,000 annually. Ranked as one of the 20 best jobs in America by CNN, job opportunities in the paralegal field are plentiful, due to rising legal fees, and the fact that more clients are demanding the use of paralegals.

Legal and Law Enforcement Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that new job openings in criminal justice will increase by 15% over the next decade. No matter what career you choose to pursue, you'll have to pass a criminal history check. Further, more detailed investigation may be required, including a credit check, a summary of your employment history, a neighborhood survey, and a home visit. The median national salary for police officers is $62,000, while detectives earn an average of $78,000 yearly. Salary is dependent on location, which agency you work for, as well as the number of years of service.


Links below are updated hourly:Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Correctional Officers$29,850$42,810
Court Reporters$48,370$77,770
Criminal Defense Lawyers$65,400$85,990
Detectives$60,390$92,590
FBI Agents$42,370$63,140
Inspectors$41,740$69,450
Law Clerks$44,200$74,920
Lawyers$85,360$155,360
Legal Secretaries$39,670$58,770
Paralegals$38,090$59,260
Police Dispatchers$32,590$67,190
Police Officers$48,410$72,450
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Probation Officers$43,540$67,180
Professors of Law$64,120$88,370
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Law Program Rankings - Undergraduate

 1. Yale University - New Haven, CT
 2. Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
 3. Stanford University - Stanford, CA
 4. University of California Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
 5. George Washington University - Washington, DC
 6. New York University (NYU) - New York, NY
 7. Yeshiva University - New York, NY
 8. American University - Washington, DC
 9. Georgetown University - Washington, DC
10. Fordham University - Bronx, NY
11. George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
12. Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA
13. Stetson University - DeLand, FL
14. Baylor University - Waco, TX
15. Samford University - Birmingham, AL
16. University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
17. Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR
18. Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX
19. University of Maryland - College Park, MD
20. Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
21. University of Houston - Houston, TX
22. American University - Washington, DC
23. Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
24. Rutgers University - Camden, NJ
25. University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) - Las Vegas, NV

    Source: US News, Forbes, and Bloomberg

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