Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

General

Program Description

10 Evening and online classes allow you to complete your Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate in 12 months all online.

The NSU Law Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program gives you the edge in the highly demanding, engaging career as a paralegal with attorney offices throughout the U.S. The program directs your talents and focus toward assisting public and private sector attorneys in preparing for hearings, trials, and maintaining positive communication with clients.

  • Offered fully online, 9 credits must be taken in a synchronous format.
  • Classes taught by NSU Law full-time professors, lawyers, judges, and magistrates who have demonstrated both top-notch teaching ability and expertise in their subject matter.
  • Evening classes (in-person & online) are also available to accommodate a variety of schedules.
  • 5 available start dates: January, March, May, August, and October

Faculty

An integral part of the Shepard Broad College of Law is our faculty. They are true mentors and role models that challenge and inspire you. Their expertise and competence in established and emerging areas of law provide the bridge between tradition and evolution in the legal profession. NSU Law has 18 years’ experience in online teaching and support of students that choose to take classes remotely.

Program Eligibility

The Paralegal Certificate is available to any student who has successfully completed an undergraduate (BS or BA) degree. The paralegal profession is highly demanding and requires its professionals to have a strong commitment to their clients, lawyers, and the legal system.

No standardized test (GRE or LSAT) is required for admission.

Applicants who have attended foreign universities or colleges are required to have their academic credentials evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence (a course-by-course evaluation) by one of the following companies:

  • Josef Silny & Associates www.jsilny.com
  • World Education Services www.wes.org

Foreign nationals who reside outside the U.S. at the time of application, and whose native language is not English, must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600. Test scores must be submitted to the Admissions Office. For a TOEFL application visit the web site at http://www.ets.org/toefl/. Nova Southeastern University accepts the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE-Academic) as proof of English proficiency. The minimum required overall score for the PTE-Academic is 54. The PTE-Academic will serve as an alternative option to the TOEFL and the IELTS examinations.

Paralegal Certificate Application Process

Complete the online application. https://www.law.nova.edu/apply-now/

There is a $50 non-refundable application fee, which is payable at the time of application submission. This fee may be waived if you attend an online open house session.

Official transcripts showing conferred Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university, and, if applicable, official transcripts from any and all college(s) attended (undergraduate and graduate level).

Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to work constructively with other professionals in an online environment. This includes, but is not limited to communicating effectively online or in person with faculty, staff and administrators at NSU.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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Become Part of the Legal Community at NSU Law With degree and certificate programs for law students, paralegals, practicing lawyers, and professionals expanding their legal knowledge, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Law equips all students with skills needed for professional success – today, tomorrow, and for decades to come. Read less
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