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Earn your certificate in as little as six months.
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Working under the direction of attorneys, paralegals are responsible for drafting and reviewing legal documents, analyzing legal decisions, interviewing witnesses and clients, conducting investigations, organizing cases for trials and much more. Employment opportunities for paralegals exist in law firms, corporations, banks, insurance companies, government agencies and courts.
In addition to the Paralegal Studies comprehensive curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in an optional internship program designed to serve as a practical application of and supplement to classroom training. These unpaid internships offer students the opportunity to use the skills they acquire in the program while gaining valuable experience in a professional working environment.The goal of the Hofstra Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is to train highly motivated individuals who meet requisite qualifications to work in the public and private sector legal communities as effective paralegals, while at all times placing emphasis on the ethical mandates of the paralegal profession. It is the intention of the Program administrators and faculty to mentor each certificate candidate in accordance with their individual needs, goals and aspirations. This mentoring includes assistance and support through voluntary internship opportunities, guidance regarding career and educational prospects and special instruction in unique and emerging areas of the law. It is the further goal of the Program to expose each candidate to the specific substantive and procedural aspects of New York law, so as to adequately prepare the successful graduate for service to and advancement of the profession in the immediate metropolitan area.
The program offers convenient Day or Evening programs to fit your schedule.
How to Apply
To apply to this program submit a completed Non-Credit Paralegal Certificate Application with the application fee.
A minimum of 60 college credits or an Associate's Degree.
Non-Credit Certificate Program Requirements
The Paralegal Studies certificate program requires successful completion of ten (10) required courses.
P1110 - Introduction to Law (36 Hours)
P1111 - Legal Research and Writing (30 Hours)
P1112 - Civil Litigation (30 Hours)
P1113 - Contracts (30 Hours)
P1114 - Real Estate (30 Hours)
P1115 - Business Organizations (30 Hours)
P1116 - Bankruptcy (30 Hours)
P1117 - Family Law (30 Hours)
P1118 - Criminal Law (30 Hours)
P1210 - Estates, Trusts and Wills (30 Hours)
Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.