Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies

Candidates for a Paralegal Certificate are required to complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade-point average. Transfer students must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours in Husson paralegal studies courses.

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Suggested Curriculum

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First Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
BA 201
Business Law I
3 CR.HR.
PL 100
Intro to Paralegal Studies
3 CR.HR.
PL 200
Criminal Law
3 CR.HR.

Second Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PL 201
Real Estate Law
3 CR.HR.
PL 203
Civil Litigation
3 CR.HR.
PL 205
Legal Research and Writing
3 CR.HR.

Third Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
BA 202
Business Law II
3 CR.HR.
PL 204
Introduction to Wills, Estates, and Trusts
3 CR.HR.
PL 302
Family Law
3 CR.HR.

Fourth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PL 301

PL 405

ELC PL XXX
Torts
OR
Workers Compensation
OR
ELECTIVE - PARALEGAL STUDIES
3 CR.HR.

3 CR.HR.

PL 403
Advanced Legal Writing
3 CR.HR.
PL 498

PL 407
Paralegal Internship
OR
Law Office Management
3-9 variable CR.HR.

3 CR.HR.