Litigation Specialist Certificate Program

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Sharpen your litigation knowledge

Program Overview: 

Litigation is the largest single area of employment area for paralegals. It involves helping attorneys prepare for, conduct and potentially appeal the results of a trial. Additional forms of conflict resolution are also encompassed within the realm of litigation specialists, such as arbitration, mediation, and even the new concept of “mini-trials.” If you are looking to expand your litigation knowledge, the Litigation Specialist Certificate Program delivers an in-depth education on topics including elements and defenses of claims, negligent torts, evidentiary issues, litigation strategies and related topics. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools. See required courses and electives to choose from below:

Required

  • Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • Laws of Evidence

Electives 
Once you have begun this program, you will work with your instructor to determine which elective course fits best with your particular area of interest. You will choose one of the following electives:

  • E-Discovery
  • Legal Ethics
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Constitutional Law
Who Should Enroll: 
  • Experienced paralegals or individuals with prior legal education needing or wanting specialized legal training in litigation
  • We recommend that applicants have one of the following in order to be optimally successful in this course:
    • certificate or degree in paralegal studies
    • combination of a college degree in any area of study and at least one year of legal experience
    • foreign law degree or some law school experience 
  • Please contact an Enrollment Coordinator at teclegal@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2924 with any questions or concerns about this program
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Potential tort actions
  • Intentional Torts
  • Elements of claims
  • Defense to claims
  • Litigation strategies
  • Negligent torts
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Evidentiary issues
  • Procedures for evidentiary addmissions
  • and much more!
Additional Information: 

Students are required to pay for their books separately. The online book link is provided to students once they are enrolled in the program. The books vary from course to course, but average anywhere from $45 to $160 per book. However, used books are often available.

This course is not available for college credit.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units 12.0 CEUs
Program ID: 
PLS-7017

At A Glance

Duration: 
Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete the program.
Modality: 
Online Self-paced
Tuition: 
$1,995
Payment Options: 

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