The past decade has brought many significant changes to the real estate industry that requires an advanced set of skills for real estate practitioners. ALU’s graduate level certificate in Real Estate Law provides students with the technical and analytical knowledge necessary to develop real estate industry specific skills. Successful students in this certificate program who want to pursue a full degree at a later date may transfer their earned certificate courses towards one of Abraham Lincoln University’s Master’s degree programs.
Paralegals and legal assistants who work in real estate law careers perform important tasks that you will learn in our certificate program, such as:
- Research deeds and property titles
- Write reports to assist lawyers at hearings and at trial
- Draft correspondence and other legal documents and contracts
- Prepare affidavits and formal statements as evidence in court
- Interact with mortgage lenders and government agencies and more
Table P14: Program Plan for the Real Estate Law Certificate
|Semester||Course #||Course Name||Credit Hours||Core/ Major||General Education||Required Elective|
|BUS600||Contracts Law Fundamentals||3||3||–||–|
|BUS523||Real Estate Fundamentals||3||3||–||–|
|LGS523||Real Estate Transactions Law||3||3||–||–|
|Semester Credit Hours||12||12||–||–|
|Total for Semester 1||12||12||–||–|
|*LGS615||Agency & Partnership||*3||*3||–||–|
|*LGS532||Intellectual Property Law||–||–|
|Semester Credit Hours||6||6||–||–|
|Total for Semester 2||6||6||–||–|
- The certificate programs require 18 credits.
- Certificate Programs require the completion of the ALU Online Orientation (ORT100) for students in addition to the credit hour requirements listed.
*Students select one of remaining three courses to complete their certificate credit requirement.