The Paralegal Studies Certificate, approved by the American Bar Association, is available for students who already possess an associate's or bachelor's degree and plan to work as a paralegal professional or attend law school. Students can choose either a business, general practice, or litigation option. An accelerated option, which starts each fall, enables students to complete a certificate in just two semesters. A nurse paralegal option is available for students who hold either a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
- General Practice
- Nurse Paralegal
Certificate Admission Requirements
- Students entering the Paralegal Studies certificate program must hold either a bachelor's degree or an associates degree from a regionally accredited college or university whose program included at least 18 hours of general education courses.
- An official undergraduate transcript must be on file with the Registrar's Office before a Paralegal Studies certificate may be awarded.
- Students having earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must contact the Registrar's Office in regard to the evaluation of a foreign transcript.
Paralegal Accelerated Certificate Program - General Practice Option - 31 credit hours
This program can be completed in two semesters beginning in each fall. Review the required courses and course sequencing in the accelerated program.PDF
Nurse Paralegal Certificate Program - 34 credit hours
Students entering the nurse paralegal certificate program must hold either a bachelor’s degree or an associate's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university whose program included at least 18 hours of general education courses.
For more information, please contact:
Peter Wirig, J.D.
Interim LSI Department Chair
101 College Pkwy., CRSC 232
Arnold, MD 21012
Office Manager, Legal Studies Institute
101 College Parkway, CRSC 232
Arnold, MD 21012