The University of Miami has expanded paralegal program offerings, with emphasis on skill building and advanced application based learning in specific areas of law. Each Paralegal Concentration utilizes textbooks and resources associated with an area of law, structured in incremental learning, centered on key concepts, rights, remedies, legal trends, procedure, research, and writing. The Paralegal Concentration Certificate Programs allow paralegals to reinforce current skills and build higher level skills in areas of law that are in high demand for paralegal careers.
The University of Miami Paralegal Concentration Certificate Programs are offered in the following areas: Immigration Law, Litigation, Contract Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment Law, and Criminal Law.
The University of Miami Paralegal Concentration Certificate Programs are available in an Open Enrollment format, allowing students to select the Program start date. The Online format offers an easy-to-navigate learning management system that affords students the opportunity to progress through the materials at a pace determined by the student, working collaboratively with the Program Instructor.
All Program Instructors are licensed attorneys with professional experience in the field of instruction. Each student is assigned an instructor who works one-to-one with them throughout the Program, providing guidance and substantive feedback. The Program structure consists of application-based, practice-specific research and document drafting assignments, practice quizzes, curated articles specific to the area of study, professionally narrated eLectures, and other state-of-the-art online study tools and eWorkshops.
The eligibility requirement for enrollment in a University of Miami Paralegal Concentration Certificate Program is one of the following: 1) a recognized Paralegal Certificate; 2) an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies; 3) a Bachelor's Degree with a Paralegal Major; 4) a Bachelor's or Associates Degree in any field of study plus proof of five (5) years of employment as a paralegal or legal assistant in a law firm or corporation under the direct supervision of an attorney.
The University of Miami Paralegal Concentration Certificate Programs are offered through the Office of Professional Advancement.