Legal Studies - Certificate Program at Andover College
This program is open to those individuals who have already attained an associate degree or higher and are seeking to change careers or to individuals with at least three years' experience in a legal setting looking for advancement to the position of paralegal. Certificate students learn about general legal concepts and procedures through twelve legal core courses and become knowledgeable about the duties performed by paralegals in both general and specialized legal practices. Students also have the opportunity to learn basic and advanced legal research skills, making use of traditional legal research tools and the Andover College Library's Westlaw and LoisLaw connections. Graduates of this program may be eligible to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) exam, sponsored by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Please see the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of this catalog for further details.