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
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.
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.