Legal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (27 credits)

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.

27 Credits
LEGL101 Introduction to Legal Studies 3
LEGL215 Litigation 3
LEGL216 Legal Research 3
LEGL220 Technology in the Law Office 3
LEGL415 Advanced Litigation 3
LEGL490 Legal Studies BS & Cert Intern 3 - 4
Choose 9 credits from the following courses:
(9) Credits
LEGL204 Family Law 3
LEGL211 Criminal Law 3
LEGL213 Torts 3
LEGL218 Legal Writing 3
LEGL300 Evidence & Criminal Procedures 3
LEGL301 Business Organizations 3
LEGL303 Bankruptcy Law 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