Legal Studies (PARALGL PBC)
POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE • 27 CREDITS MINIMUM • PARALGL PBC
The American Bar Association (ABA) approved Legal Studies Certificate is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career in the law. The certificate will prepare students to successfully transition to law school or to immediately perform the duties required of a paralegal, through studies that focus on effective communication skills, critical thinking, litigation procedures, computer applications for the law offices, ethics, and various legal specialties. Although the paralegal plays a key role in providing legal services to clients, only attorneys may accept cases, give legal advice, represent clients in court, or provide other direct legal services to clients. The courses of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Legal Studies is an excellent pre-law degree and provides valuable preparation for careers in law firms, corporations, government agencies, the judiciary, non-profits and other law-related settings.
Prerequisites: The following prerequisite courses are required and must be completed before taking the major courses for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Legal Studies.
• ENGL109 Composition (3 cr)
• ENGL110 Advanced Composition (3 cr)
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
|LEGL101||Introduction to Legal Studies||3|
|LEGL220||Technology in the Law Office||3|
|LEGL490||Legal Studies BS & Cert Intern||3 - 4|
Choose 9 credits from the following courses:
|LEGL300||Evidence & Criminal Procedures||3|
|LEGL305||Real Estate Law EL||3|
|LEGL308||Estate Plan & Probate Law EL||3|
|LEGL384||Comp Lgl Analy/Study Abroad EL||3|
|LEGL386||Study Abroad-Spec Lgl Topic EL||3|
|LEGL401||Employment and Labor Law||3|
|LEGL496||Legal Ethics & Cert Review||3|