Course Overview

UNC Charlotte offers a Paralegal Certificate program like no other in the Charlotte region. Our program is topical, intensive, and intellectually rigorous.  We designed it to fit the needs of the Charlotte legal and business communities. Our goal is to equip our graduates with the skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to embark on their careers with professionalism and acumen.

Our Program combines 167 hours of real-time instruction with an additional 73 hours of structured instructional activities that are designed to be completed through other methods outside of class. 

Graduates will earn a UNC Charlotte Paralegal Program Certificate. Continuing Education transcripts will document the awarding of the Certificate and a letter grade in each of the program's seven core courses as well as in the General Practice segment of the program.

Course Outline

In the first part of the certificate, students will receive comprehensive training in Core Paralegal Skills:   American Jurisprudence; Legal Research; Legal Writing; Legal Technology; Litigation; Legal Ethics; and The Paralegal Profession.

The last weeks of the certificate provide intensive, focused training in the General Practice,which will provide an overview of Criminal Law, Family Law, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Commercial Law, and Real Property.

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Section Schedule
Jun 08, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
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Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $5,075.00 or $1,500.00 deposit
Registration Fee non-credit $5,075.00
Reading List / Textbook
  • Information on the required texts for the program will be provided to registered students. They are also located online at the UNC Charlotte Student Bookstore
  • Students will then be able to purchase their texts directly from book vendors. The estimated cost of the textbooks is $800-$1000 depending on where you purchase textbooks, rent textbooks or purchase used books.
Section Notes
  • You must have an associate degree prior to enrolling or have your degree by the time you complete this program.
  • Prior to enrollment, you will need to read the Online Resources and Technical Requirements
  • Computer and internet access required.

Note: Registration fee includes personal LexisNexis account, an important resource that you will learn to use and will help you in your career as a legal professional.

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Program Duration

25 Weeks


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Next Start Date

June 2023

PCR 101 Real-Time Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 6-9:30p

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