What You’ll Learn
The Certificate in Paralegal Studies Program is designed to give individuals a convenient and cost-effective route to gaining foundational paralegal knowledge and skills. The program is appropriate for students who previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree. Students work to develop skills for organizing and managing case files, conducting legal research and drafting legal documents under the supervision of an attorney. The challenging curriculum combines legal theory and application in order to prepare students to perform the many functions of a paralegal, with the exception that they cannot give legal advice, appear in court, accept cases, or set fees. One of the strengths of the program is that the legal faculty consists of experienced attorneys who bring a practical and relevant perspective into the classroom.