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Paralegal Studies (Cert.)

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Paralegal Studies (Cert.) - The American Bar Association approved Certificate program in Paralegal Studies is designed to meet the needs of the college graduate seeking a career as a paralegal. In order to be eligible for admission, a student must have either an Associate or Baccalaureate degree. Students with an Associate degree must meet the minimum general education requirements set by the American Bar Association. The program will accept a maximum of 9 credits of paralegal specialty transfer credits. Paralegal students are required to complete a minimum of 10 paralegal credits in the traditional format at NCC.

A student must have either an Associate or baccalaureate degree to be eligible for admission to the Certificate program.

Students with an Associate degree must meet the minimum general education requirements set by the American Bar Association. All other students should request information about the A.A.S. degree program. This curriculum is the recommended sequence for fulltime day students. It can be completed in one and a half semesters of full time study.

The sequence can be modified for evening and part-time students. Because of the complexity of the program, all advisement must be obtained from the Paralegal Program Department. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all Law courses.

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Paralegal Studies
Certificate Program
Hegis Code: 5099

Total Credits: 24

First Semester Credits
LAW 300 Introduction to Law and the Legal System 3
LAW 301 Litigation 3
LAW 304 Real Property 3
LAW 305 Legal Research and Writing 3
Total Semester Credits 12
   
Second Semester Credits
LAW 309 Law Office Management 3
Paralegal Electives 1 9
Total Semester Credits 12
1 Paralegal Electives:
LAW 302 Partnerships and Corporations
LAW 303 Estates and Administration
LAW 306 Practicum
LAW 307 Torts and Personal Injury Law
LAW 308 Family Law
LAW 310 Bankruptcy/Debtor and Creditor Law
LAW 311 Legal Writing and Analysis
LAW 312 Elder Care

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