Certificate in Paralegal Studies

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Required Courses

  • ACC225 Financial Accounting (3) – CT
  • PAR210 Law for Society (3) – CR; CI
  • PAR301 Legal Research and Writing (3) – WI
  • PAR302 Law Office Computer Technology (3)
  • Paralegal Studies Electives: Select 9 credits from the following:
    • PAR 240 Introduction  to Legal Skills for General Practice (3)
    • PAR/BA304 Contract Law (3)
    • PAR/BA305 Real Property Law (3)
    • PAR306 Tort Law (3)
    • PAR307  The Criminal Trial (3)
    • PAR308 Family Law (3)
    • PAR340 Legal Communication (3) – WI
    • PAR401 Elder & Estates Law (3)
    • PAR402 Environmental Law (3)
    • PAR/BA403 Business and Corporate Law (3)
    • PAR404 Intellectual Property (3)
    • PAR405 Immigration Law (3)
    • PAR/BA406 Bankruptcy Law (3)
    • PAR408 Administrative Law (3)
    • PAR409 Advanced Litigation (3)
    • PAR410 Advanced Research and Writing (3) – WI
    • PAR450 Paralegal Internship (3)
    • PAR460 Paralegal Studies Senior Project (3) – CT; ILIT; RP; WI

TOTAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS = 21 CREDITS

Internship

Internship/Career Field Experience

Although not required, students have the option of completing PAR450 Paralegal Internship (3) as one of the Paralegal Studies electives.

Requirements for Admission to the Certificate Program

At the time of admission to the program, students must possess a baccalaureate degree from Daemen College or other accredited institution, OR be currently enrolled in a degree program (other than the BS, Paralegal Studies program) at Daemen College.

Post-baccalaureate students will be eligible for admission under the following circumstances

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 in bachelor’s degree program
  2. Successful completion of CMP101 English Composition (or its equivalent) with a minimum grade of B
  3. Successful completion of PAR210 Law for Society with minimum grade of C

Daemen students from other majors will be eligible for admission under the following circumstances

  1. Successful completion (with minimum grades of C) of 24 credits of college level course work and sophomore standing
  2. Successful completion of CMP101 English Composition (or its equivalent) with a minimum grade of B
  3. Successful completion of PAR210 Law for Society with minimum grade of C.

Requirements for Completion of the Certificate Program

  1. Successful completion of a baccalaureate program at Daemen or other accredited institution
  2. A minimum grade of B in CMP101 and a minimum grade of C in PAR210
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 in paralegal studies courses
  4. Filing of an Application for Certificate form with the Registrar’s Office in the first week of the final term (Fall, Spring, or Summer) prior to program completion. (Forms are available upon request from the Paralegal Studies Office.)  NOTE: Participation in the Commencement ceremony is not applicable to certificate candidates.

*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.