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Mississippi College offers a 27-hour post-baccalaureate paralegal studies certificate. This program is designed to train graduates to work under the supervision of attorneys. As a student of this program, your main objectives will be to increase access to legal services by reducing costs to clients; encourage the growth of the paralegal profession; teach students about legal ethics; and to qualify them to work as paralegals in law related occupations in law offices, government agencies and businesses.
The 27-hour course curriculum for the paralegal studies certificate includes Introduction to Law, Legal Research and Bibliography, Legal Writing, Wills and Estates, Mechanics of Property Transactions, Family Law and Equity Practice, and more.
A minimum of 15 hours must be completed at Mississippi College, but we will accept transfer credit that is above the grade level C. Students must make a C or better in all required classes taken at Mississippi College to earn the graduate certificate in Paralegal Studies.
Take advantage of our online and evening Paralegal Studies certificate courses. With our convenient scheduling, you will be able to go back to school and still manage your other daily responsibilities, whether that is a full-time job, children, school activities or other extracurricular activities.
If you are searching for colleges in Mississippi or are interested in our paralegal studies certificate and legal assistant training, contact Mississippi College today for more information.
Our career advising services can help you reach beyond the classroom at any point in your learning experience with us, and we partner with you to help you get the most value from your learning experience. Through the comprehensive exploration of your paralegal studies career options, you can be prepared to make a successful transition from classroom to career.
Paralegals can support attorneys through a variety of functions including conducting legal research, drafting documents and organizing files. This role increasingly relies on technology to maximize the efficiency of legal documents and information flow.
Graduates have the opportunity to follow a corporate paralegal or litigation paralegal career path.
The current paralegal studies jobs outlook includes a 17 percent growth rate between 2012 and 2022, and an average paralegal studies salary of $46,990.
For more paralegal studies career information, visit our Career Services department.