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Paralegal Studies

Certificate of Completion

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion students must:
• Complete 12 paralegal courses (5 required and 7 electives)
• Attend 80% of all class sessions
• Receive a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each required course
• Earn an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) upon graduation

Students with an overall
average of at least 3.7 (A-) graduate with distinction.
Students who receive less than a grade of 2.0 (C) in a required course will be placed on academic probation and may not register for additional courses until they receive a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in that course.

Upon completion of coursework, students must submit a Request for Certificate Form and Questionnaire. Students may also pick up the form in our office, located in Kissena Hall, Room 100.

Required Courses

Required courses must be satisfactorily completed before students can register for electives.
Click each course for course descriptions and cost.
PS-100 Introduction to the Law and Ethics*
PS-101 Legal Writing for Paralegals
PS-102 Legal Research (fall/spring only)
PS-103 Litigation I
PS-104 Litigation II**

*PS-100 Introduction to Law MUST be taken first.
Litigation II may be taken at the same time as electives.

Elective Courses

Click each course for course descriptions and cost.
PS-200 Personal Injury, Torts, and Insurance Law
PS-203 Bankruptcy Law

PS-204 Family Law

PS-205 Wills, Trusts, and Estates
PS-206 Criminal Law
PS-208 Contracts and the U.C.C.
PS-209 Corporation Law
PS-210 Paralegal Internship
PS-213 Elder Law
PS-215 Real Property Law
PS-216 Immigration Law
PS-217 Law Office Management
PS-230 Intellectual Property
PS-234 Advanced Law Office Technology
PS-239 Probate Preparation for Estates
PS-240 Medical Malpractice for Paralegals
PS-243 E-Filing
Please note: Not every course is offered each semester.


 Office Information

Kissena Hall Room 259
Phone: (718) 997-5700
Fax: (718) 997-5723
Office Hours
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Sharon Shulman, Esq.
Program Director, Paralegal Studies

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