Paralegal Studies Certificate

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The paralegal studies certificate is designed to enable a person, working under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney, to assist a sole practitioner or a law firm with the performance of duties requiring knowledge of substantive and procedural law. A Certificate of Completion is awarded to the student upon successful completion of this one-year program.

The program curriculum is designed to help provide students with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes they need to become competent and ethical professional paralegals.

Course Sequence

Fall

LGLA 1313Intro to Paralegal Studies

3

LGLA 1355Family Law

3

LGLA 1311Intro to Law

3

LGLA 1345Civil Litigation

3

LGLA 1353Wills Trusts & Probate Admin

3

LGLA 1301Legal Research & Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring

LGLA 2335Advanced Civil Litigation

3

LGLA 2288Practicum

2

OR

LGLA 2307Law Office Management

3

LGLA 2313Criminal Law & Procedure

3

LGLA 2309Real Property

3

LGLA 2303Torts & Personal Injury Law

3

Total Credit Hours:17

LGLA 2288: Capstone must be taken in the last semester.