Paralegal Studies Certificate

The Paralegal Studies Certificate program provides students who have already earned a Bachelor’s or Associate Degree (which include a minimum of 18 general education credits) with a wide range of courses that provide legal training so the student can assume paralegal responsibilities under the supervision of an attorney. The Certificate includes courses that emphasize the practical application of the law. These courses develop skills in various areas, including, but not limited to, torts and personal injury issues and ethics. The College maintains a collection of volumes related to New Jersey law and offers instruction in computer-based legal research. All students are required to complete an internship designed to provide on the job training and reinforce legal concepts and skills learned in the classroom.

The purpose of this program is for training students to become paralegals and is not intended to be a program for training lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

For further information, including questions concerning sequencing, contact program coordinator, Marilyn Malerba Keiner, Esq., (609) 343-4941/keiner@atlantic.edu.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 6 credits
Communication (3 credits)
ENGL101-Composition I 3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (3 credits)  
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
6

PROGRAM COURSES - 30 credits

LEGL110-Introduction to Law and Litigation
3
LEGL140-Legal Research and Writing
4
LEGL145-Law Office Management
1
LEGL212-Trial Advocacy
3
LEGL246-Litigation Assistant Procedures
3
LEGL248-Family Law
3
LEGL249-Wills and Estates
3
LEGL250-Torts and Personal Injury
3
LEGL251-Real Estate Transactions
3
LEGL280-Paralegal Studies Internship
4
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
30
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE
36
(PLEG) EFFECTIVE Fall 2018  
Cost of Program 2018-2019 Academic Year
Tuition $
Fees $
Books/Supplies $
Misc. $
Total $
Please note that costs are estimates only.