Prepare to transition to law school or become a paralegal
Legal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (27 credits)
Designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career in the law, Davenport's post-baccalaureate legal studies certificate will prepare you for a future in law. Approved by the American Bar Association and accredited by International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), Davenport’s legal studies certificate combines theory and practical application so you’re prepared for wherever your future takes you. In fact, Davenport's hands-on learning approach is embedded throughout the legal studies curriculum so you master the effective communication, critical thinking and other skills you need for a variety of jobs in legal studies.
This program is offered in-person at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. The legal studies program will have select courses available through Davenport's Global Campus in 2021-2022 with increased offerings in 2022-2023. 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.
The legal studies post-baccalaureate certificate at Davenport University will prepare students to successfully transition to law school or to immediately perform the duties required of a paralegal. 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.
Explore classes for post-baccalaureate legal studies certificate
Through studies that focus on effective communication skills, critical thinking, litigation procedures, computer applications for the law offices, ethics, and various legal specialties, Davenport's legal studies certificate will prepare students for law school or to perform the duties required of a paralegal.
|LEGL101||Introduction to Legal Studies||3|
|LEGL220||Technology in the Law Office||3|
|LEGL308||Estate Plan & Probate Law EL||3|
|LEGL490||Legal Studies BS & Cert Intern||3|
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Why get a legal studies post-baccalaureate certificate at Davenport?
In the legal studies certificate at Davenport, you’ll learn from legal professionals who are at various stages of their career, from professors with decades of experience to practicing attorneys who bring the most current legal trends to the classroom. Their connections to the legal community run deep and can mean potential internship or career opportunities for you.
Prepared for a legal career
Davenport’s certificate in legal studies will prepare you to continue your legal education or to go right to work as a paralegal.
Get into a school of law
Receive outstanding preparation and support to get into law school through Davenport’s legal studies certificate program.
Get hands-on experience
Learn from legal professionals and get hands-on experience through coursework.
Get started on your certificate in legal studies
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your certificate in legal studies at Davenport.