Starting Spring Semester 2017 – Certificate

Paralegal Certificate Plan

Course Offerings and Strongly Recommended Schedule for Paralegal Program Students Who Plan to Start Spring Semester

Students in the Post-Graduate Paralegal Certificate Program must possess a prior bachelor’s or requisite associate’s degree to take this certificate.

Paralegal required courses are available during the evening, and some are available during the day except the summer courses are at night only. All courses are held on campus at Inver Hills or online with an orientation on campus or hybrid with classes every other week with an orientation on campus.

Spring Semester, 2017

PA 1102 Introduction to Law and Contracts – 4 credits
Prereq: Assess into ENG 1108 or C or better in ENG 99
PA 1105 Criminal Justice System – 2 credits
Prereq: Assess into ENG 1108 or C or better in ENG 99
PA 2204 Probate**  – 3 credits
Prereq: PA 1102

Summer Session, 2017

PA 2201 Family Law  – 3 credits
Prereq:
PA 1102

Fall Semester, 2017

PA 2205 Real Estate Law  – 3 credits
Prereq:
PA 1102
PA 2202 Litigation and Trial Practice  – 3 credits
Prereq: PA 1102
PA 2220 Legal Research 
– 3 credits
Prereq: PA 1102

Spring Semester, 2018

PA 1103 UCC and Business Organizations  – 4 credits
Prereq:
PA 1102
PA 2222 Legal Writing and Analysis
– 3 credits
Prereq: ENG 1108 & PA 1102 & PA 2220
PA 2289* Paralegal Internship
– 2 credits
Prereq: Director’s Permission to register

*Students are to obtain the program director’s written approval one semester in advance of registration for Paralegal Internship by attending the required internship meetings. Check the Paralegal Events page for dates and times.

**Students who possess educational and work experience, and have a prior degree may request permission from the instructor and program director to take the PA 2204 – Probate Law course at the same time as the PA 1102 – Introduction to Law and Contracts course if deemed appropriate.

It is recommended that PA 2289 (Paralegal Internship) be taken after all Paralegal Program specialty classes are completed. However, PA 2289 may be taken concurrently with other paralegal specialty classes if the program director concurs.