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Advanced Paralegal Certificate

Overview

George Mason University in collaboration with The Center for Legal Studies offers the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Online.

The advanced paralegal topics discussed in this set of classes build upon the nationally-acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course© offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. The study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable students to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish students’ legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase their salary and marketability. 

Those who successfully complete six advanced topics within one year will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. 

Completing both the Core Requirements and the Advanced Requirements of the Paralegal Certificate Program will provide comprehensive training and skills that should enable graduates to work in the quickly-growing paralegal profession.

Core prerequisite: Paralegal Certificate must be completed before taking the Advanced Paralegal. 

+ Features

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal course topics to complete the requirements for the online Advanced Paralegal Certificate. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. One, two, or three Advanced Paralegal course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session. Topics do not have to be taken in any particular order. 

Course topics include:

+ Certificate Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Participation from George Mason University, the following must be fulfilled:

  • Students must successfully complete six of the course topics within one year.
  • Students must achieve a minimum passing score of 70% on all tests and assignments for each course topic.
  • Students will be expected to spend approximately 8 to 10 hours per week, reading and completing writing assignments, a total of at least 45-50 hours for each course topic.

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