2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Legal Studies (Certificate)


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CIP 22.0302
Degree: Certificate
Program Code: 261-01
Program Length: 1 year - 3 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 37
Distance Learning Option Available
 

Program Advisor
Dr. Janet Rowell
276.964.7213
Davis Hall Room 232

Purpose: The Legal Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge of the law and legal issues needed to work in various careers. These careers include legal assistant, paralegal, and other law related professions.

Occupational Objectives: The preparation of pre-service and/or in-service personnel for positions such as legal assistant, paralegal, and other law related professions.

Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are required to meet the general admission requirements of the College. Entry into the Legal Studies Program requires proficiency in high school English. Students with an English deficiency must successfully complete the appropriate developmental English course (s) before they will be permitted to enroll in any LGL subject.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 19
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 19

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 18
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 18

Total Minimum Credits: 37


*Students who plan to complete the Legal Studies certificate and the AA&S in Business Administration for transfer should complete an Approved Elective rather than ITE 115  and BUS 241 . Approved Elective List: ACC 220: Accounting for Small Business , LGL 126 Legal Writing, LGL 218: Criminal Law , ADJ 131: Legal Evidence , LGL 125 Legal Research, LGL226 Real Estate Abstracting, BUS 242: Business Law II , LGL 150: Law and Mediation , ENV 227: Environmental Law 

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