A Legal Foundation is Always an Asset

Adding a layer of legal knowledge to your undergraduate degree will increase your competitive edge in any field. The paralegal studies minor at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law is a chance to magnify your legal knowledge—or diversify your skills, if your career is focused on another area. While this minor will not prepare you to be a practicing paralegal, it is invaluable to students who want to broaden their expertise to include the intricacies of the federal and state legal systems.

This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the Paralegal Studies major or the Paralegal Studies post-baccalaureate certificate.

Program Curriculum Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Core Courses
LEGS 1150
Introduction to Law and the Legal Profession (LEGS 1150 / Credits: 3 )
LEGS 2100
Legal Research and Writing (LEGS 2100 / Credits: 2 )
Electives (Select 12 Credits)
LEGS 3050
Criminal Law and Procedure (LEGS 3050 / Credits: 3 )
LEGS 3260
Real Estate Practice I (LEGS 3260 / Credits: 3 )
LEGS 3300
Torts and Civil Litigation (LEGS 3300 / Credits: 3 )
LEGS 3360
Wills, Trusts, and Estates I (LEGS 3360 / Credits: 3 )
LEGS 3400
Business Relations and Organizations (LEGS 3400 / Credits: 3 )
LEGS 3550
Family Law (LEGS 3550 / Credits: 3 )

Note: Only the professional J.D. degree will prepare you to practice law and only the undergraduate major in Paralegal Studies or the Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate will provide you with the training to become a paralegal. This program is not approved by the ABA.