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Legal Studies Certificate

Legal Studies

Purpose: The Legal Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge of the law and legal issues needed to work in various careers. These careers include legal assistant, paralegal, and other law related professions.

Occupational Objectives: The preparation of pre-service and/or in-service personnel for positions such as legal assistant, paralegal, and other law related professions.

Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are required to meet the general admission requirements of the College. Entry into the Legal Studies Program requires proficiency in high school English. Students with an English deficiency must successfully complete the appropriate developmental English course (s) before they will be permitted to enroll in any LGL subject.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab Hours Course Credits
First Semester
SDV 100College Success Skills101
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 303
LGL 127Legal Research & Writing303
PSY 120Human Relations303
LGL 130Law Office Administration & Accounting303
LGL 110Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant303
BUS 241Business Law 303
Second Semester
ENG 111English Composition I303
LGL 225Estate Planning & Probate303
LGL 230Legal Transactions303
LGL 117Family Law303
LGL 217Trial Practice & Law Evidence303
LGL 190Coordinated Internship053

Total Minimum Credits for Legal Studies Certificate ... 37

*Students who plan to complete the Legal Studies certificate and the AA&S in Business Administration for transfer should complete an Approved Elective rather than ITE 115 and BUS 241. Approved Elective List: ACC220 Accounting for Small Business, LGL 126 Legal Writing, LGL 218 Criminal Law, ADJ 131 Legal Evidence, LGL 125 Legal Research, LGL226 Real Estate Abstracting, BUS242 Business Law II, LGL 150 Law and Mediation, ENV227 Environment Law

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Degree: Certificate
Program Code: 261-01
Program Length: 1 year – 3 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 37
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Degree Completion Plan

Program Advisor
Dr. Janet Rowell
Davis Hall Room 232