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Program Requirements

The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program requires a total of 24 credit hours comprised of 6 required courses (18 credit hours) and 2 electives (6 credit hours).  The required courses include:

  • LS 5310         Introduction to the Paralegal Profession and Legal Technology
  • LS 5320         Legal Research
  • LS 5330         Legal Theories and Analysis
  • LS 5340         Litigation
  • LS 5350         Legal Drafting
  • LS 5389         Internship

Students may select any 6 hours out of the following elective courses:

  • LS 5341         Administrative Law
  • LS 5343         Family Law
  • LS 5349         Business Organizations
  • LS 5351         Estates and Trusts
  • LS 5353         Real Estate
  • LS 5359         Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • LS 5361         Criminal Law
  • LS 5363         Social Legislation
  • LS 5371         Intellectual Property
  • LS 5373         Contract Law

Students must make a grade of “B” or better in each required course to receive credit for the course and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Certificate students must be concurrently enrolled in the M.A. in Legal Studies Program, which has the same admission requirements.

ABA Approved

The paralegal certificate program is approved by the American Bar Association. The paralegal certificate program does not qualify a person to practice law.