A Certificate in Paralegal Studies from James Madison University prepares you to be competitive in the Virginia or Washington D.C. job market and it is further enhanced by JMU’s reputation and tradition of excellence.

In this rigorous paralegal certificate program you will learn to investigate complex fact patterns, conduct legal research, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The training and skills you receive can be used in a law office and translate to many other fields such as real estate, social services, and government.


Paralegal Course Outline


For more information, please visit jmuparalegal.org.


How To Register

View Upcoming Classes and Online Registration *Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express) can only be accepted through online registration.

By Mail: To pay by check, please complete the Paralegal Mail-In Registration Form and mail with payment to the address shown on the form no later than 3 weeks prior to the start date to allow for mail time.

Other Payment Options


Registration Deadline: Registration closes 2 weeks prior to class start date. If space is available, late registrations may be accepted up to 5 business days prior to the class start date and will incur a $25 late registration fee.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to two weeks before the program start date, and receive a refund of course registration fees, less a $25.00 administrative fee and any credit card processing fees. After that date, no refunds will be given. Participants may transfer to a future program (within one year of your original program), based on availability, with no penalty. We will accept participant substitutions with at least 2 business days notice. To withdraw from a course you must send a request in writing to outreach@jmu.edu.

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