Certificate of Paralegal Studies

The Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies is designed to prepare individuals in the legal profession to perform as paralegals under the supervision of an attorney either in public or private practice, corporate or governmental law and other judicial agencies. Completion of the Certificate Program qualifies an individual for immediate employment. Academic credits successfully earned (grade of “C” or better) may be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts Degree program in Paralegal Studies.

Students who enroll in two courses each eight-week session may complete the certificate requirements in one academic year.

CoursesCourse TitleCredits
PLSO 125Law In Society3
PLSO 126Legal Research3
PLSO 127Legal Writing3
PLSO 320Litigation and Trial Practice3
PLSO 360Criminal Law3
ELECTIVEChoose one of the Following:

  • PLSO 150 Torts and Personal Injury

  • PLSO 305 Law Office Management

  • PLSO 310 Real Estate

  • PLSO 370 Domestic Relations

  • PLSO 405 Wills, Trusts and Estates

  • PLSO 413 Debtor/Credit Relations

  • PLSO 414 Bankruptcy

Total Credit Hours18

Financial Aid

All Undergraduate Supplemental Items may be uploaded directly to your application. However, if you wish to send official transcripts, you can send them to:

Hampton U Online
Attn: HUO Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 6227
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Official Transcripts sent through a transcript network may be sent to hutranscripts@hamptonu.edu

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