Paralegals assist lawyers in the delivery of legal services in law offices, government agencies, and a full range of corporate and non-profit settings. Whether you are already employed in the field or just starting out, the Paralegal Certificate program will give you a theoretical understanding of the law, while you develop practical skills that are in high demand by employers.Apply to This Program Now
What Can I Do With a Paralegal Certificate?
Paralegals are in high demand with employment options available in law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. In conjunction with your bachelor’s degree, the Paralegal Certificate will prepare you to sit for the prestigious National Certification Exam, sponsored by the National Association for Legal Assistants. The Paralegal Certificate also provides an excellent foundation for further education in business, law, or other fields where legal considerations are important.
What do Paralegal Students Learn?
Explore a theoretical understanding of the law while developing practical skills in the Paralegal Certificate program. Courses are taught exclusively online and will prepare you to sit for the prestigious National Certification Exam, sponsored by the National Association for Legal Assistants.
How do You earn a Paralegal Certificate?
To earn the Paralegal Certificate, you must complete a 30-credit course of study (10 courses), which can be completed online in one year in conjunction with your bachelor’s degree. You will develop expertise in legal analysis, research, and writing, and explore specialized areas of law including torts, probate, litigation, real estate, corporate, family, and criminal law. You can begin your coursework in any of 5 terms each year.
To earn the Paralegal Certificate, you must successfully complete the following.
- CIT101 Microcomputer Applications
- PL101 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
- PL102 Legal Analysis, Research and Writing
- PL103 Tort Law
- PL104 Probate Law
- PL105 Litigation
- PL106 Real Estate Law
- PL107 Corporate and Business Law
- PL108 Family Law
- PL109 Criminal Law