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Introduction to Paralegal Studies - PAR1501

Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
Purpose: This module will be useful to students with an interest in law but who do not want to become either attorneys or advocates in private practice. The legal knowledge can be used to uplift communities or assist ordinary citizens with basic legal advice on an informal basis. A person credited with this module will be able to: Define and differentiate a paralegal from other legal professionals and their role in the legal sphere; explain the role of paralegals in terms of the Constitution and within different institutions and their training in the legal sphere; apply the practical skills a paralegal must have in given case scenarios.