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)


Students may complete any approved internship 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.