Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

The graduate certificate in paralegal studies is for students who wish to enter the paralegal profession, where the certificate is universally recognized as the standard entry-level credential. GW's approach is academic and practical, emphasizing leadership and teamwork, written and oral communication skills, ethics, and time management in addition to substantive law and legal technology skills.

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits in required courses.

Required
PSLX 6210American Jurisprudence
PSLX 6211Legal Research and Writing
PSLX 6212Litigation
PSLX 6223Contracts
PSLX 6224Advanced Legal Writing
PSLX 6225Business Entities

See CPS regulations for additional information regarding enrollment status and time limits.