Paralegal Certificate Program

Start a career as a paralegal right here in Las Vegas or anywhere in the country with UNLV’s intensive and comprehensive paralegal certificate program. This program is available in a classroom format and online.

Core topics you will discuss include:

  • legal terminology
  • evidence and investigation
  • litigation
  • legal research and writing
  • advocacy and motions
  • Nevada procedures
  • tort law
  • contract law
  • Nevada practices and procedures

This program also incorporates:

  • classroom participation
  • online web support and work
  • texts
  • CDs
  • LexisNexis
  • and the UNLV law library.

A History of Success

UNLV’s Paralegal Certification course has been training and producing elite paralegals for more than twenty years.  Because of the success of those completing the UNLV program, it has now been adopted and emulated at prestigious universities around the country, including 

  • DePaul University
  • Duke University
  • Howard University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC
  • PACE University 
  • Rice University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Miami
  • University of Tennessee

Getting a job

Graduates of this program are generally very successful in obtaining positions, not only in Las Vegas, but also in the Southwest and around the country. As a paralegal, you could find work in a private firm, the legal department of a large corporation, or in a government agency, among other places. While the program will not place you in a job, you will receive information about openings in legal departments and firms that call with position openings.

Information Sessions
To better understand the format of the program and learn about the career in general, plan to attend an information session. You will see the materials and discuss the supporting information, including job potential, financial assistance and the content of the unique UNLV Paralegal website.  Register for an information session.  Information sessions are free and open to the public.

Cost

The cost of the core classes is $6,199. There is also a $350 technology fee. The additional cost of required textbooks is about $400.