Legal Studies for the Paralegal, Certificate of Proficiency
Florissant Valley and Meramec
The Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Studies for the Paralegal prepares and enhances student knowledge and skills for careers in the paralegal profession.
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 (3 credit hours), Social Science (3 credit hours), Science/Mathematics (3 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.
Students develop a basic legal vocabulary and gain an understanding of Federal and Missouri statutes, cases, regulations and court systems. Students will be able to describe the legal process as well as study concepts from various specific areas of law. Students develop skills in analyzing legal problems, drafting/preparing legal documents and enhancing their professional development.
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.
Graduates are qualified for positions as paralegals in private law firms, corporations, government agencies, or other businesses.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
|ENG 100||Career English||3|
or ENG 101 College Composition I
|LGL 110||Introduction to Law||3|
|LGL 111||Law Office Management||3|
|LGL 113||Computers and the Law||3|
|LGL 217||Legal Research||3|
|LGL 218||Legal Writing||3|
|LGL 235||Civil Litigation||3|
|Legal Studies Electives||12|
|Group One Electives (select at least two courses from the Group One Electives)|
|Wills, Trusts, and Probate|
|Group Two Electives|
|Real Estate Law|
|Topics in Law|
|Advanced Civil Litigation|
|Paralegal Clinical Studies 1|
|Workplace Learning: Paralegal 1|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
Student cannot receive credit for both LGL 280 and LGL 290 (or LGL 219).