Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal

This certificate prepares the student with a basic understanding of the legal system and meets the California paralegal requirements. This certificate can also be used toward completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.

Paralegal Studies Program Overview

The Paralegal Studies certificate focuses on the attainment of the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a paralegal. Graduates will have the ability to research and prepare legal documents, investigate legal precedent, project-manage law office activity and case management. Paralegals find jobs in private law offices, corporate counsel offices, governmental agencies, contract management departments and other types of departments. Admission is not required for those completing the certificate.

As a student, you will:

  • Complete an overview of a civil trial from the filing of a complaint through the appeals process.
  • Master the foundations of U.S. law, legal research, writing and skill set needed to be a successful paralegal in a law office setting.
  • Learn the key issues surrounding electronic discovery rules and case management systems in both civil and criminal litigation.
  • Examine the code of ethics and ethical obligations encountered in a legal environment.

 
Who Should Enroll

  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

CAMPUS LOCATIONS NEAREST

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter valid zip code to proceed.

There are no campuses near this location.
Please contact an Enrollment Coach for more information at 800.746.0082

Loading...

Next Session

Fall II (Oct 29, 2018)

Estimated Cost

Ways to Learn

Online

Available Campuses

Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
The distinguished faculty at Brandman and their dedication to their students as well as the administration have made it possible for us students to overcome the challenges we faced and helped us bring our educational goals to fruition.
Maribel L. | B.A. Legal Studies, 2017
I want to give the staff of the Menifee campus a huge thanks for constantly motivating and encouraging me through a tough time of getting ready to deploy. If it wasn’t for them caring for me and checking on me … I wouldn’t have completed my bachelor’s.
Richard M. | B.A. in Applied Studies, 2017

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • Completed application
  •  A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Active Military?

Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Program Curriculum

  • LEST 300  Foundations of Law

    3

    LEST 303  Legal Research and Writing

    3

    LEST 402  Litigation and Trial Advocacy

    3

    LEST 416  Contemporary Legal Issues

    3

    LEST 418  Electronic Discovery and Legal Technology

    3

    LEST 420  Law Practice Management

    3

    LEST 462  Ethics in a Legal Environment

    3

    LEST 324  Interviewing, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3

    Total Credits

    24

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy