Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

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

legal investigation certificate course

Seven week online course. 

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of at least 8 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments.

Qualified to assist attorneys.  paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, and state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation.

This course is designed to teach legal investigation skills to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field.  At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation.  Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business. 

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Complete from St. Cloud State University.  Included subject areas are: arson investigation, products liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation. 

Topics of Study:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Lesson 2: An Overview of Civil Procedure, Contract Law, and Tort Law
  • Lesson 3: The Rules of Evidence
  • Lesson 4: Fact and Evidence Gathering Techniques
  • Lesson 5: Handling Evidence and Interviewing Techniques
  • Lesson 6: Legal Research, Ethical Considerations, and the Job Search; Course Wrap-Up and Job Hunting Techniques

Schedule of Online sessions:

March 10 - April 25, 2014

May 5 - June 20, 2014

June 30 - August 15, 2014

August 25 - October 10, 2014

October 20 - December 5, 2014

Course Tuition: $575 (not including textbooks)

Required Books:  $38

Recommended Books: $110

Registration:

Course
Online
DVD
Text Only
Legal Investigation Certificate

 

Register online (see above table), by phone at 1-800-522-7737 or by calling SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-6100.

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