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Paralegal Specialist Certificates

The Paralegal Specialist Certificates are approved by the American Bar Association only at National University’s Los Angeles and Woodland Hills Campuses. A Paralegal Specialist Certificate provides a gateway for students seeking employment in the legal field while earning their Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies.  Five of the Paralegal Certificate courses may be applied towards the Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Paralegal Studies.  National University offers one of the few regionally-accredited and ABA-approved Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies programs in Southern California. This program also is approved for ANSI/IACET Continuing Education Units.

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!

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