Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

advanced Paralegal Certificate Course

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Each topic is completed in one 7-week online session, and due to significant homework requirements, students may not take more than three topics per seven-week session. 

Online participants should expect to spend at least 45-50 hours reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course.

Through the convenience of your computer, these topics are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with courses in specialized facets of contemporary law. 

These classes build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course offered by St. Cloud State university and over 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.  Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials can enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals, which should in turn increase your salary and marketability. 

Students can interact through an online forum, and assignments and exams are emailed to your instructor for critique and grading. 

Those who successfully complete at least six advanced topics online will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from St. Cloud State University. 

Available course topics:

  • Advanced Legal research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Real Property Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Family Law
  • Water Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law and Practices
  • Intellectual Property
  • Immigration Law
  • Education Law
  • Criminal Procedure

Schedule of Online sessions:

October 17 - December 2, 2016

January 10 - February 25, 2017

Online Registration - click on link under Online below:

Course Online
Advanced Paralegal Certificate $1800

Required Books and Materials may be ordered through our partner, Center for Legal Studies. More information at the registration site. Click on price above, then select a topic, and you will see the order information for required and recommended materials.

If you'd like to spread your payments over 3 months you can consider using our payment plan. If you are registering using the Payment Plan complete the process below then complete and submit the Registration Form above.

Payment Plan




Register online (click on the price list above), by phone at 1-800-522-7737 or by calling SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-6100.

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