You must be accepted into the Legal Studies graduate program in order to be eligible to complete one of these certificates.
Paralegal Certificate Program
The Paralegal Certificate Program is designed to prepare students to perform as highly qualified paralegals (also referred to as “legal assistants”) with both a theoretical knowledge of substantive law as well as practical skills. A paralegal is not licensed to practice law but is trained to handle certain law related responsibilities under the supervision and direction of a licensed attorney.
Mediation Certificate Elective
The Mediation Certificate Elective is offered at the graduate level and is designed to provide entry-level skills for mediators. The elective is especially suited for people who would like to mediate employment, landlord-tenant, neighborhood, and other interpersonal disputes.