Program Requirements

Hours: 18-21

Major Courses- 18 hours

LGS 150Legal Environment (3)

LGS 151Legal Principles (3) S

LGS 152Legal Research (3)

LGS 271Estates and Trusts (3)

LGS 281Real Estate (3)

LGS 291Litigation (3)

LGS 381Internship Experience (3) EXP

or

Students may complete any approved internship or co-op experience to fulfill this requirement. (0-3 hours)

Transfer of credits: If an institution is American Bar Association approved and regionally accredited, the Mount will accept all legal specialty courses receiving a grade of C or higher, subject to the program’s residency requirement. If an institution is not American Bar Association approved, but regionally accredited, the program will accept legal specialty courses receiving a grade of C or higher, following a review of the syllabus and subject to the Mount’s residency requirement.

Residency Requirement - 12 hours in the major and have a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree with a sufficient number of general education credits, or 12 hours in the major for any Mount undergraduate student upon attaining a bachelor degree in any major.

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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Paralegal Certificate Studies program will be able to:

  • perform the duties of an entry level paralegal in a law firm or other legal work setting.
  • interpret and apply legal codes of ethics in a work environment.
  • perform legal research using both printed and electronic sources.