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Legal Studies – Paralegal Accelerated Certificate (LSACC)

Award: Certificate of achievement

Program location: South Omaha Campus

This degree option prepares paralegals for entry-level employment in law-related occupations including public and private law practice or corporate/government activities related to law. It enables graduates to pursue further education at the college junior level.  Graduates are qualified to: 

  • perform basic legal research and supporting memoranda using both computerized and manual search methods;
  • draft correspondence, pleadings, contracts, and other legal documents appropriately for attorney use; and
  • prioritize and complete work assignments in a timely, professional, and ethical manner. 

Although graduates are not authorized to provide direct legal services to the public, they are authorized to perform substantive legal work under the direct supervision of a lawyer.   This program does not train lawyers or legal administrators.   

This program has special admission requirements. Interested individuals should contact Student Services or the program director for details. 

Graduation Requirements

Major requirements

39.5

Elective requirements

27.0

Total credit hours required

66.5

Major requirements for Paralegal Accelerated Certificate (39.5 credit hrs.)

Courses

BSAD 1100Business Law IONLINE

4.5

LAWS 1100The Paralegal Profession

4.5

LAWS 1101Introduction to Law

4.5

LAWS 1110Litigation

4.5

LAWS 1111Microsoft Word for the Law OfficeONLINE

4.5

LAWS 1230Legal Research and Writing I

4.5

LAWS 2240Legal Research and Writing II

4.5

LAWS 2981Internship I

4.0

LAWS 2982Internship II

4.0

Elective requirements for Paralegal Accelerated Certificate (27.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

Select 27.0 credit hours from the following:

BSAD 1110Business Law IIONLINE

4.5

OR

REES 1100Real Estate LawONLINE

4.5

LAWS 2320Torts

4.5

LAWS 2322Family Law

4.5

LAWS 2323Employment Law

4.5

LAWS 2324Criminal Law and Procedures

4.5

LAWS 2325Bankruptcy, Credit, and Collections Law

4.5

LAWS 2326Evidence and Discovery

4.5

LAWS 2327Immigration Law

4.5

LAWS 2420Estate Administration

4.5

LAWS 2421Insurance Law

4.5

LAWS 2422Law of Corporations

4.5

Curriculum Guide

Below is a suggested guide for students planning to complete the Legal Studies – Paralegal Accelerated Certificate after one year of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter

LAWS 1100The Paralegal Profession

4.5

LAWS 1101Introduction to Law

4.5

LAWS 1111Microsoft Word for the Law OfficeONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second quarter

BSAD 1100Business Law IONLINE

4.5

Elective

4.5

LAWS 1110Litigation

4.5

LAWS 1230Legal Research and Writing I

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18.0

Third quarter

Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

LAWS 2240Legal Research and Writing II

4.5

LAWS 2981Internship I

4.0

Total Credit Hours:17.5

Fourth quarter

Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

LAWS 2982Internship II

4.0

Total Credit Hours:13.0