Paralegal Studies – Certificate of Proficiency Program

This certificate prepares students for the position of paralegal/legal assistant. Students will study law and acquire practical legal skills that are necessary for entry-level employment in a law office. Persons currently working in a law office or in a related environment can upgrade their skills and increase their general and specific knowledge of law. All of the courses in this certificate curriculum can apply to the Associate in Applied Science degree in Business – Paralegal Studies option.

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Additional Requirements

Paralegal Electives (9 cr):

  • ACCT 161 Principles of Accounting I (3 cr)
  • BUSN 252 Business Law II (3 cr)
  • BUSN 267 Real Estate Law (3 cr)
  • BUSN 271 Principles of Management (3 cr)
  • BUSN 290 Principles of Real Estate (5 cr)
  • CRIM 254 Constitutional Law & Rule of Evidence (3 cr)
  • CRIM 255 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr)
  • INTR 290 Internship (3 cr)
  • LAAW 105 Health Care & Elder Law (3 cr)
  • LAAW 106 Mediation and Conflict Resolution (3 cr)
  • LAAW 204 Estate Administration (3 cr)
  • LAAW 206 New Jersey Family Law (3 cr)
  • PSYC 172 General Psychology (3 cr)
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