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Paralegal Studies (Minor / Certificate)

Paralegal Studies (Minor / Certificate)

 



MINOR/CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PARALEGAL STUDIES

(Total: 30 credit hours)

The primary objective of this program is to provide the residents of Guam, Micronesia, and the Western Pacific with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in law through the paralegal minor and certificate offered at the University of Guam.

The second objective of the program is to build a supportive relationship with the Guam Legal, business, public administration and criminal justice communities.

This minor/certificate will allow students with any major at the University of Guam to have a viable professional career option in the legal studies field upon graduation. This certification program is also an excellent opportunity for students to develop key skills needed in law school.

Admission Criteria (Applicants must meet one of the following):

  • Bachelor’s Degree; or
  • Current Bachelor’s Student: or
  • Current employee with at least two years of experience with an approved firm or agency related to the legal profession (legal secretaries or governmental agency employees in related fields).

 

Course

Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

LW101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

None

LW106

Personal Law

3

None

LW110

Introduction to the Paralegal Profession

3

None

LW120

Legal Investigation and Technical Report Writing

3

None

LW285

Legal Reasoning, Research and Report

3

None

LW330

Contracts and Torts

3

None

LW360

Administrative Procedure

3

None

LW380

Criminal and Civil Procedure

3

None

LW298/ 398/498

 

Legal Studies Internship.

3

Instructor’s consent

PA405

Leadership Ethics in the Professions

3

None

TOTAL: 30 Credits

 

 

CERTIFICATE AND SPECIAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS

There are a number of professional certificate programs offered by the School of Business and Public Administration. The purpose of these programs is to extend student learning in various specialized fields and when designated, are developed in accordance with professional standards set by credentialing agencies. See the following program descriptions for information about advisement, admission and course requirements. Advisement is strongly encouraged by the faculty of the contributing certificate/special instruction program.

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