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.

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