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Paralegal: Open Educational Resources

Information resources for Paralegal students and also resources on general law issues.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources" by Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

For a more comprehensive overview on OER, see:

  • Open Educational Resources - a guide designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, selection and adoption of Open Educational Resources.


Open Educational Resources in Paralegal

"Courtroom" by Clyde Robinson is licensed under CC BY 4.0

This is a sample of several OER Paralegal textbooks and course materials available. Additional OER may be found by searching the resources listed on the ACC Libraries primary Open Educational Resources Guide.

Sample 1: Introduction to Paralegal Studies (OER Commons)

Sample 2: Criminal Law (OER Commons)

Sample 3: Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (OER Commons)

Sample 4: Evidence: Best Evidence Rule (OER Commons)


A wide variety of OER books are available through The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

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