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Paralegal Studies Certificate - Legal Studies Institute

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.

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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
410-777-7370
pmwirig@aacc.edu

OR

Beth Surgenor
Office Manager, Legal Studies Institute
101 College Parkway, CRSC 232 
Arnold, MD  21012
410-777-7323
bsurgenor@aacc.edu