2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Paralegal Studies Certificate


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. In accordance with general University residency requirements as applied to the Paralegal Studies Certificate, transfer credits are accepted for no more than half of the 18 credits.  Such transfer credits must be from an ABA approved paralegal program.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: