This course of study includes Principals and Agents, Sole Proprietorships, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, the Rise of the Corporation, Creating a Corporation, the Participants in the Corporation, Financing the Corporation, Corporate Liability, and Terminating Corporate Existence.
This certificate is comprised of 3 required classes and one elective.
- Business Organizations
- Federal Tax Law
- Accounting Law
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.
1. A degree or certificate in paralegal studies (transcript required) OR
2. 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 (resume required).
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate : Elective Courses