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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.

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: 21

First Semester - Full 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
LAW 309 Law Office Management 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Second Semester - Half Semester Credits

Paralegal Electives
(6 credits selected from the following 3 credit courses)

 
LAW 302 Partnerships and Corporations  
LAW 303 Estates and Administration  
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  
Optional - LAW 306 Practicum 3

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