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Program Mission and Outcomes
The mission of the Paralegal Program is to provide a quality, post-baccalaureate education that will prepare students for careers in the legal profession, as paralegals and legal assistants, or in non-traditional roles that may utilize paralegal skills. The Paralegal Program will equip students with strong analytical, communication, organizational, and technology skills necessary to enter into and succeed in legal and business communities. The Paralegal Program will educate students about substantive areas of the law and how these areas intersect with ethical and practical considerations in a variety of law-related situations.
We are committed to ensuring our students are prepared and equipped to meet the demands of the paralegal profession upon completion of this certificate program. The Paralegal Program at Capital University Law School expects the program staff and faculty to meet the following program objectives:
Upon completion of the Paralegal Program, students will be able to:
There is a substantial amount of important information for you to consider before attending our program.
You may apply to transfer up to 9 credit hours from an ABA-approved paralegal program. In order to transfer credits, you must be in good standing at the other institution and meet all admission requirements for the Capital University Law School Paralegal Program. We will not transfer credits for any course in which you receive below a “C.” Your transcript will reflect the award of a K credit for transferred credits and the grade will not be calculated into your cumulative grade point average.
The Capital University Law School Academic Honor Code, as revised for the Paralegal Program, applies to all certificate program students. If you are accepted into any certificate program, the Honor Code applies to you. The Honor Code is essential to the welfare of the legal profession and the people whom it serves. All students are expected to know the Honor Code and are bound by it.
The American Bar Association establishes standards for program approval that include course and specific credit-hour requirements to ensure that students regularly attend class. Similarly, the federal government sets class-attendance standards for receiving federal financial aid. The Paralegal Program expects regular and punctual attendance of all program students, and attendance is taken at all class sessions.