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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 200 Introduction to Law and the Legal System 3
LAW 204 Real Property 3
LAW 205 Legal Research and Writing 3
LAW 221 Litigation 3
Total Semester Credits 12
   
Second Semester Credits
LAW 209 Law Office Management 3

Paralegal Electives
(9 credits selected from the following 3 credit courses)
- LAW 202 Partnerships and Corporations
- LAW 206 Practicum
- LAW 207 Torts and Personal Injury Law
- LAW 208 Family Law
- LAW 210 Bankruptcy/Debtor and Creditor Law
- LAW 211 Legal Writing and Analysis
- LAW 212 Elder Law
- LAW 223 Estates and Administration

9
Total Semester Credits 12

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