2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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Adviser: Donna Decker Morris, J.D.

The paralegal studies certificate requires 18 credits of designated legal studies courses, each with a grade of C minus or better. A student must successfully complete all required courses as outlined below with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 to be awarded the certificate. As a prerequisite, students entering the program must have completed, or complete concurrently with the paralegal studies courses, 42 other undergraduate credits, which may be from the University of New Haven or another institution and which satisfy ABA guidelines. The University of New Haven has conducted this certificate program since 1971, providing paralegal education to both traditional and part-time evening students. A paralegal performs specifically delegated substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney who is responsible for the paralegal's work. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The following courses are required for the certificate:

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