More than anything else, bankruptcy law offers a legislated second chance. Students in this course will learn the history of the bankruptcy process, debtor and creditor considerations, the role of the courts and the trustee, accessing the bankruptcy code and bankruptcy rules, filing a petition, creating and interpreting the bankruptcy schedules, conversion and dismissal matters, and accomplishment of the discharge of debt, as well as many other aspects critical to this area of law.
This certificate is comprised of 3 required classes and one elective.
- Bankruptcy Law
- Business Organizations
- One of the following courses:
- Administrative Law OR
- Accounting Law
4. Electives (please choose one):
- Legal Ethics
- Laws of Evidence; OR
- Advanced Legal Research
Graduates of the Duke Paralegal Certificate Program and Duke Paralegal Online Certificate Program are eligible to receive a $800 discount on each specialist certificate course. To take advantage of this discount, please register by calling the Duke Continuing Studies Registration Office at 1-919-684-6259.
Tuition must be paid in full before a student can start the program. Books are purchased separately and range between $45 and $160 per book. When registration is complete, the student will receive an email containing a username and password to the program's website, information on purchasing textbooks, and instructor and support contact information.
A degree or certificate in paralegal studies is required OR a bachelor's or associate's degree in any field AND a minimum of three years work experience as a paralegal under the direct supervision of an attorney.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate : Elective Courses