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UNDERGRADUATE LEGAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

Program Description:

The Certificate in Legal Assisting helps students to develop the skills necessary for effective legal writing, document processing, and legal research. The certificate will prepare students for an entry level legal assistant position in legal services, and law offices. 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 Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree programs.

 

Program Objectives:

The undergraduate level certificate in legal assisting is designed to develop a student’s professional skillset in:

  • Explaining legal analysis and the use of authorities and summarizing the uses of statutory law.
  • Analyzing a client’s case for key facts and issues.
  • Communicating with others about technology as it relates to the legal community.
  • Identifying the functions of a complaint and appropriate service of process.

 

Table P6: Program Plan for the Legal Assistant Certificate

Semester Course # Course Name Credit Hours Core/ Major General Education Required Elective
1 ORT100 Orientation 0 0
LGS100 Intro: The Legal Profession 3 3
LGS108 Legal Research 3 3
LGS208 Legal Analysis & Writing 3 3
LGS105 Law Office Technology 3 3
Semester Credit Hours 12 12
Total for Semester 1 12 12
2 LGS110 Litigation & Trial Practice I 3 3
LGS210 Litigation & Trial Practice II 3 3
LGS303 Ethics for the Legal Profession 3 3
*LGS200 Administrative Law  *3 *3
*LGS402 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Semester Credit Hours 12 12
Total for Semester 2 12 12

 

  • This certificate program requires 24 credits.
  • *Students select one of remaining two courses to complete their certificate credit requirement.
  • Certificate Programs require the completion of the ALU Online Orientation (ORT100) for students in addition to the credit hour requirements listed.
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