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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Legal Studies

The Certificate in Legal Studies is designed for the individual who desires a basic knowledge of Legal Studies and who holds a bachelor degree in another field. All transfer credits must be completed with a “C” or better. The Certificate courses taken under Legal Studies must be completed with a “C” or better to earn Certificate credit. Only one (1) three-credit Legal Specialty course or legal elective may be transferred from another institution for the Legal Studies Certificate with the approval of the Program Director. Certificate candidates are not eligible for internship credit.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Certificate Requirements

9 Credit Hours

  • LJ 101 Introduction to Law
  • LJ 200 Legal Research and Writing
  • LJ 301 Civil Litigation

Certificate Major Electives

9 Credit Hours

  • LJ 201 Criminal Law
  • LJ 202 Tort and Personal Injury Law
  • LJ 210 Family Law
  • LJ 211 Contract Law
  • LJ 215 Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • LJ 310 Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • LJ 311 Real Estate Law
  • LJ 312 Interviewing and Investigation
  • LJ 313 Law of Business Organizations
  • LJ 400 Evidence and Trial Advocacy

Total credits hours: 18