Legal Studies for the Paralegal, Certificate of Proficiency

Florissant Valley and Meramec

Students may obtain a certificate or an associate degree.

Persons interested in this program should have an interest in the law. They should be self-motivated, able to work without supervision and have good oral and written communication skills.

The certificate is designed for students who have the following:

  • a college degree, either an associate or bachelor, in any subject matter;
  • or a minimum of 60 college credit hours which include Communications (6 credit hours), Social Science (12 credit hours) and Business (9 credit hours);
  • or a department approval to be limited to persons with five or more years of experience working under the direct supervision of an attorney in a law office, company, corporation or court.

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Required Courses
LGL 104Introduction to Civil Trial Procedures3
LGL 108Introduction to Law for the Paralegal3
LGL 106Computers and the Law3
LGL 217Legal Research3
LGL 218Legal Writing3
Select 15 credit hours of the following:15
Wills, Trusts and Probate
Real Estate Law
Administrative Law
Family Law
Tort Law
Employment Law
Advanced Civil Litigation
Workplace Learning: Paralegal
Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal
Legal Research on the Internet
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Environmental Law
Administrative Law
Law Office Administration
Total Credit Hours30