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Majors & Degrees

Paralegal Studies

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.

Earn your graduate certificate in Paralegal Studies

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 MC Experience

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. 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. 

Paralegal Studies Courses

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

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.