Daytime Paralegal Program

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Course Fees & Schedule

The total tuition cost for the paralegal certificate program - 15 courses - is $7,200.00. Books and parking permit are additional.

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Fall Day 2015 Schedule

First Day of Class: Monday, August 31, 2015 
Last Day of Class: December 11, 2015 (Tentative)
No Classes Scheduled: September 7, 2015 - Labor Day; October 12 to October 16, 2015 - Fall Break; November 26 & 27, 2015 - Thanksgiving Break 

Location: Villanova University, Main Campus, Directions

Additional Information: Classes are offered five days each week, Monday through Friday. Two (2) classes are scheduled most days. Each class is two or three hours long.

About Villanova's ABA Approved Paralegal Program

The Daytime paralegal certificate program is accelerated to allow you to complete the program in four months. The program consists of core courses and specialty courses. Core courses are designed to help students understand basic legal concepts and develop the decision-making abilities needed by paralegals. Specialty courses focus on high demand areas of employment and help students to develop and apply practical and immediately marketable paralegal skills. Each course will require the student to become well versed with all documents necessary to apply the legal knowledge learned, and be proficient in document preparation. Documents will include pleadings, interrogatories, contracts, corporation articles and by-laws, bankruptcy petitions, petitions for custody and child support, trial briefs and memorandums, deeds, agreements of sale, inheritance tax returns, and many others.


Course Curriculum

In order to to graduate from the program and receive a certificate, students must: complete all courses with a grade of “C” or above; complete an exit exam, questionaire and submit a portfolio of written work.

Core Courses

  • Basic Legal Principles
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Ethics
  • Legal Research
  • Litigation

Specialty Courses

  • Business & Commercial/Organizations
  • Business & Commercial Law/Regulations
  • Employment Law
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Computers: E-Research
  • Computers: Legal Information Systems
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property

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