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