A tort is a civil wrong. Most litigation deals with some form of tort issue. Tort law studies is the foundation for the litigation or personal injury paralegal. In this course, you will study legal analysis, negligence, defenses to negligence, intentional torts involving persons, intentional torts involving property, defenses to intentional torts, strict liability, products liability, tort immunities, and tort investigation.
This certificate is comprised of 3 required courses, and one Elective:
- Torts & Personal Injury Law
- Laws of Evidence
- Constitutional Law
- Elective (please choose one):
- Legal Ethics
- 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