National University




Paralegal Specialist Certificates

National University offers one of the few regionally-accredited Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies programs in Southern California. The Paralegal Specialist Certificates are approved by the American Bar Association. Course work is offered at National’s Los Angeles and Woodland Hills Campuses.

This program is approved for ANSI/IACET Continuing Education Units.

A Paralegal Specialist Certificate provides a gateway for students seeking employment in the legal field while earning their Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. All Paralegal Certificate course work may be applied towards the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies.

There are three specializations to choose from:

Corporations Specialization

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Discuss broad legal principles from the primary areas of law, such as Torts, Contracts, Real Property, and others, and explain the definitions of certain basic legal terms and phrases.
• Conduct legal research using manual and computer-assisted methods.
• Demonstrate the basic process of legal reasoning and analysis.
• Describe the paralegal’s role in a corporate law practice.
• Recognize how broad ethical principles apply to paralegals in a corporate law practice.

Criminal Law Specialization

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able
to:
• Discuss broad legal principles from the primary areas of law, such as Torts, Contracts, Real Property, and others, and explain the definitions of certain basic legal terms and phrases.
• Conduct legal research using manual and computer-assisted methods.
• Demonstrate the basic process of legal reasoning and analysis.
• Describe the paralegal’s role in a criminal law practice.
• Recognize how broad ethical principles apply to paralegals in a criminal law practice.

Litigation Specialization

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able
to:
• Discuss broad legal principles from the primary areas of law, such as Torts, Contracts, Real Property, and others, and explain the definitions of certain basic legal terms and phrases.
• Conduct legal research using manual and computer-assisted methods.
• Demonstrate the basic process of legal reasoning and analysis.
• Explain the litigation process and the paralegal’s role in pretrial, trial, and post-trial proceedings.
• Recognize how broad ethical principles apply to paralegals in a litigation practice.
 

Please call 1-800-NAT-UNIV x2000 (Los Angeles Campus) or x2460 (Woodland Hills Campus) to register today!

 

CourseStart DateEnd DateLocation
PLX100X10/27/20411/22/2014LA
PLX1001X11/24/201412/20/2014LA
PLX1002X1/5/20151/31/2015LA
PLX1003X2/2/20152/28/2015Woodland Hills
PLX1003X2/2/20152/28/2015LA
PLX1005X3/2/20153/28/2015LA
PLX1005X3/3/20153/28/2015Woodland Hills
PLX1804X4/6/20155/2/2015LA
PLX1806X5/4/20155/30/2015LA
PLX1807X6/1/20156/30/2015LA
PLX1808X7/6/20156/30/2015LA

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.