Legal Studies Post Bachelor's
are now ABA Approved!
Wilmington University is proud to announce that it has now been approved by the American Bar Association. This approval applies to both the baccalaureate and post baccalaureate certificate programs offered through the school’s College of Social and Behavioral Science in New Castle and Dover. The ABA approval is a testament to the University’s never ending commitment to providing the best possible education for our students.
About the Program
The Wilmington University Legal Studies Certificate allows students to concentrate their studies in the specific content areas relevant to the profession. It is designed to provide the education needed to begin a paralegal career working under the supervision of an attorney or advance an existing career in related fields. Because certificate programs are valued by those in the legal field, it is perfect for those who want to enhance their marketability, make a career change, or simply expand their career options.
Program of Study
The certificate program was designed by paralegals and attorneys to concentrate exclusively on the skills and knowledge needed by working professionals. The program includes a core curriculum of eight classes (24 credits), but can be tailored to the individual student through the selection of two substantive courses. Students who already possess a bachelor's degree or are actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Wilmington University will be permitted to enroll in the Certificate program, but will not receive a certificate until conferral of a bachelor's degree.
1Source: Delaware Paralegal Association, 2005 Salary and Benefits Survey Results
Each prospective student must submit the following:
- An undergraduate application for admission.
- An official transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree.
- No more than two courses (6 credits) may be transferred into this certificate program.
Minimum Grade Policy
The Legal Studies program has set a minimum passing grade of "C" for LES 200 , 220, 314, 316, 403, and 480 (designated with an asterisk). Students receiving a grade lower than "C" in any of these courses must retake that course.
LES 200 Legal Ethics*
LES 220 Introduction to Legal Studies*
LES 314 Legal Research*
LES 316 Legal Writing*
LES 403 Civil Procedure*
LES 480 Law Office Administration and Technology*
Select two courses from the following:
LES 317 Contracts
LES 330 Cyberlaw
LES 331 Electronic Discovery
LES 350 Interviewing and Investigation
LES 402 Business Organizations
LES 404 Criminal Law
LES 405 Delaware Practice
LES 406 Family Law
LES 408 Employment Law
LES 409 Bankruptcy
LES 410 Real Estate
LES 411 Estates, Trusts and Probate
LES 416 Environmental Law
LES 417 Intellectual Property
LES 420 Personal Injury and Malpractice
LES 480 Advanced Litigation
LES 490 Internship
Total credits for the Legal Studies Certificate (24)
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.