ELECTIVE COURSES

CREDITORS' RIGHTS
.5 Credit Hours
The debt collection process is discussed, including final judgments and enforcement, prejudgment remedies, statutory liens, bankruptcy, and other elements in the collection process.

 BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
.5 Credit Hours
An overview of the types of basic business organizations and their purposes. The course will cover advantages and disadvantages of each, legal concepts relating to each, terms used in discussing them, and related legal documents that the legal assistant might be expected to create. Topics include the formation and operation of a corporation, sole proprietorship, and general and limited partnership, with emphasis on the corporate entity in Oklahoma.

 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
.5 Credit Hours
The nature of the rights, acquisition and enforcement of, and property and contract interests in, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

 EMPLOYMENT LAW
.5 Credit Hours
This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of current legal issues in the area of employer/employee relations, with coverage of both state and federal laws, including discrimination issues, termination issues, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon completion, the paralegal should be able to interview prospective clients and recognize what legal remedies will be available to them.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
.5 Credit Hours
This course will provide students with the knowledge and insight necessary to work in the area of Oklahoma workers' compensation law. Focus will be on the filing of forms, preparing medical records and reports, as well as the Workers' Compensation Court.

INSURANCE LAW
.5 Credit Hours
Introduction to insurance law, with emphasis on Oklahoma statutes and cases. Includes recovery of damages for insurance company failure to deal fairly with the insured.

TRUSTS/WILLS
.5 Credit Hours
General introduction to the law of trusts, the establishment of a trust, drafting trust forms, and transferring assets into trust. Introduction to basic law, terminology, history, and development of wills, concepts of distribution, execution, and will contests.

 OIL AND GAS LAW
.5 Credit Hours
Course objective is to study the basic terminology, lease forms and clauses, other forms, and theory of oil and gas law. Includes discussion of both state and federal regulatory agencies.

 INTERNSHIP I
1 Credit Hour
The goal of this class is (1) to assist paralegal students in bridging the gap between the classroom and the world of law firms, corporations, public agencies, and organizations; (2) to provide the student with a meaningful, practical experience in a professional setting; (3) to assist the student in clarifying career goals and to assess readiness to enter the legal profession; and (4) and to provide the student an opportunity to refine professional skills.

 INTERNSHIP II
1 Credit Hour
The goal of this class is (1) to assist paralegal students in bridging the gap between the classroom and the world of law firms, corporations, public agencies, and organizations; (2) to provide the student with a meaningful, practical experience in a professional setting; (3) to assist the student in clarifying career goals and to assess readiness to enter the legal profession; and (4) and to provide the student an opportunity to refine professional skills.