Paralegal Certificate - Advanced Criminal Practice

The Advanced Criminal Practice Certificate Program provides Paralegal students with advanced instruction in criminal litigation which will enable graduates to demonstrate at a higher level the competencies outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education. Many students undertaking this program are changing careers and returning as non-traditional students. As such, they may not be able to maintain a full-time course load, nor do they need to complete a full degree in Paralegal Studies to obtain a job in a law office. This program also meets the needs of students who are already practicing as paralegals, but their employers would like them to expand their knowledge base. This program will enable paralegal students who have already earned a Paralegal Certificate to earn an advanced certificate in the area of criminal litigation.

Required Courses
PL 400Evidence3
PL 309Constitutional Law3
PL 403Advanced Legal Writing3
Choose One of the Following3
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Procedure
Choose One of the Following3
Legal Studies Capstone
Paralegal Internship
Total Hours15

Candidates for an Advanced Criminal Practice Paralegal Certificate are required to complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average. Successful completion of the Paralegal Certificate is required to enroll in this program.