Paralegal I & II Certificate Program

The Paralegal program trains students to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are most in demand. Designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students must complete both courses to receive the Paralegal Certificate. Paralegal 1 is a prerequisite to Paralegal 2. 

Paralegal Courses 

BUS 359: PARALEGAL I Introduction to Paralegal Studies

This course provides the foundation for the study of paralegalism.  During this first session, you will gain a detailed understanding of the American legal system, legal terminology, and ethics.  You will learn how to prepare pleadings, discovery, motions, and briefs and will review the rules of evidence and civil procedure.

Format: online 3 semester credits; Tuition: $645

Textbooks available from The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737 

BUS 359: PARALEGAL II Advanced Paralegal Concepts

This course continues the legal education developed in Paralegal I.  You will learn advanced skills including legal research, writing and proper citation format.  You will also be taught how to prepare important legal documents relating to real property, corporations, partnerships, wills, trusts, bankruptcy, and domestic relations. You will study formal and informal advocacy techniques and principles of appellate procedure.

Format: online

3 semester credits; Tuition: $645


To order textbooks, call the Center For Legal Studies at 303-273-9777 or go to their website.

You may register by doing any of the following:

  • Register online at our secure web site.
  • Download a copy of the registration form. Complete it and fax to 719-587-7974 or mail to ASU Extended Studies.

Note: Please register separately for each course.