Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
These advanced 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. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability. Those who successfully complete at least six advanced topics will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
- Prerequisite: Paralegal Certificate Course©, (Core Requirements)
3 Topics Per 7 Week Session, 14 Weeks Total.
Date: 7 weeks to complete course.
For payment plan contact Continuing Education at 956-326-3068
Online Format Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Students must successfully complete the Core Requirements before they take the Advanced Paralegal Course. Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and Advanced Paralegal Course topics do not have to be taken in any particular order. They are as follows:
Topics for the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course are:
- Advanced Legal Research
- Victim Advocacy
- Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
- Criminal Law
- Bankruptcy Law
- Family Law
- Water Law
- Estate Planning
- Mediation and other forms of ADR
- Business Law and Practices
- Intellectual Property
- Immigration Law
- Education Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Reall Property Law
Online participants should expect to spend at least 45-50 hours reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will earn up to 27 CEU's and will receive a certificate of completion from the college or university with which they have registered.
Funding for Courses:
Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM
The Career Training LoanSM has been designed specifically to help you finance your education or training and offers hundreds of dollars in savings over other financing options. It can be used for distance learning or other continuing education programs to cover the total cost of education and related expenses, and loan applications can often be completed within minutes. www.salliemae.com/tamiucontedu
No refunds to Sallie Mae Loans after the start of class.
*WITHDRAWAL POLICY: Students may drop the course with a full tuition refund less a non-refundable $15 administrative fee if written notice is sent to The Center for Legal Studies by email at email@example.com by the Wednesday before class begins. Students may drop the course with a 50% tuition refund if written notice is sent to The Center for Legal Studies by email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime from the Thursday before the course begins until the first Thursday of class. After the first Thursday of class, no refunds will be issued.
If you need assistance regarding this option please feel free to contact our office at 956-326-3068 or email ContinuingEducation@tamiu.edu.
***All classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient number of attendees. ***
For additional information contact:
5201 University Boulevard, Pellegrino Hall 301
Laredo, TX 78041
Tel. 956.326.3068 — Fax 956.326.2838
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm