Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Legal Studies, Certificate

Location(s): Online, California-Blended, Clarion-Blended, Edinboro-Blended


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The program is designed to facilitate the application of law to those majoring in other academic areas. As an example, for those students majoring in business a Legal Studies Certificate makes them great candidates for a corporate law department. Those involved in social work frequently are required to involve themselves in the court system. There is no major that this certification would not be an enhancement of. 

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Effectively complete legal research tasks 
  • Effectively prepare legal documents 
  • Explain the ethical responsibilities of a paralegal. 
  • Analyze complicated issues of substantive law. 

Admission Requirements


Available to all non-Legal Studies Majors 

As approved by PASSHE and accredited by the American Bar Association the Certificate in Legal Studies is open to a student who has: 

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or has 
  • Completed no less than sixty credits from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or is 
  • Currently enrolled at PennWest in a bachelor’s program.  

Curriculum Requirements


Total Credits: 24


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