Gain knowledge of the legal system, as well as essential critical thinking and analytical skills, with an online Certificate in Paralegal Studies from American Public University System. This certification can be useful in careers requiring an understanding of law and the court system. Graduates can find employment in environments such as law firms, business legal departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
The curriculum covers topics including legal terminology, research, writing, legal theory, and legal concepts. Students will learn how advice, persuasion, and advocacy enter into legal research to be able to effectively use legal resources.
Courses examine subject areas including:
- Real estate law
- Criminal law and procedure
- Civil practice and procedure
- Legal ethics
- Administrative law and policy
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score