Certificate of Advanced Paralegal Studies

The 27-credit certificate program is designed for students who already have an associate of arts or bachelor's degree. A minimum of 21 credits must be completed as a matriculated Elms College student. This means that students must apply and be accepted to the program before enrolling in a third course. None of the 27 paralegal certificate credits may be transferred unless obtained at an ABA-approved program and approved by the division chair. 

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

(Minimum at Elms College: 27 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.67)


Paralegal Courses (18 credits)
LEG 204 Introduction to Legal Studies I (3 credits)
LEG 205 Introduction to Legal Studies II (3 credits)
LEG 206 Principles of Litigation (3 credits)
LEG 333 Computer Assisted Legal Research (3 credits)
LEG 363 Law Office Computer Applications (3 credits)
LEG 465 Advanced Research and Writing (3 credits)

Legal Specialty Courses (9 credits)
Choose three: LEG 253-495

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Division of Social Sciences
Kurt Ward
Director of Criminal Justice and Director of Paralegal & Legal Studies