Advanced Paralegal Online (PLGL 0400)

E-mail: lscont@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

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

These advanced paralegal topics 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 student 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 provides comprehensive training and skills that should enable graduates to work in the quickly-growing paralegal profession.

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.

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

Up to three Advanced Paralegal course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session. Course topics are:

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property Law
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Water Law
  • To receive a George Mason University Certificate of Completion, 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 to10 hours per week, reading and completing writing assignments, a total of at least 45-50 hours for each course topic.

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