Paralegal Studies Certificate

Paralegal Studies Certificate

MC's paralegal studies certificate will provide you with basic skills in legal research, legal writing, and legal interviewing techniques. Courses include American government, legal writing, introduction to the legal system, and more. Competency is developed in at least three areas of substantive law selected by the student.

Note: paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted as law.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Locate and interpret legal statutes.
  • Locate and interpret legal cases.
  • Draft simple legal documents.
  • Interpret the legal concepts in three areas of substantive law.
  • Interpret the concepts of procedural law.
  • Interpret citations of the law.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans.  


In additional to law firms, the federal government, local governments, corporations, banks, insurance companies, title companies, and many other organizations seek to hire talented, formally-trained paralegals and legal assistants. 


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