Closely related to both criminal law and family law, juvenile law has become a specialty in its own right. Areas of study include jurisdiction, delinquency, custody of juveniles, interrogation, detention, youth court, transfer to adult court, abuse and neglect, emancipation, parental notification, judicial bypass, marriage, and issues related to youth gangs.
This certificate is comprised of three required courses and one elective:
- Juvenile Law
- Criminal Law
- Family 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 1-866-338-3853.
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