About The Center for Legal Studies

MSU Denver’s Innovative and Lifelong Learning in conjunction with The Center for Legal Studies offers noncredit certificate courses in different legal disciplines. These noncredit certificate courses are provided by the Center for Legal Studies and are available in various formats with completion times ranging from six-weeks to one year.

Courses and certificates offered

The following noncredit certificate courses are now being offered:

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course: Advanced topics build upon the paralegal Certificate Course. Classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course:  This course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. The course focuses on traditional and nontraditional dispute resolution options.

Legal Investigation Certificate Course: This course is designed for those interested in pursuing a new career and those working in the legal field. When completed, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, insurance companies, and state and federal governments, in the process of civil and criminal investigation.

Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course: Build on your medical expertise and clinical experience. Learn the roll of the legal nurse consultant in litigation areas such as: medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, emotional distress, wrongful death, and workers compensation.

Legal Secretary Certificate Course: This program is designed for beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working within the law office.

Paralegal Certificate Course: This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial lawyers, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for litigation. The 84 hours of instruction are provided by the Center for Legal Studies.

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course: This course will prepare participants in victim advocacy arenas: domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines, and with state/county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery.

For more detailed course information including syllabi, schedules, registration information, and textbooks, click here.

For students seeking a credit-bearing program, MSU Denver also offer a Legal Studies Minor through the Department of Political Science.

The Center for Legal Studies is an educational partner of MSU Denver

MSU Denver partners with other organizations to offer a wide array of courses and certificates that we could not offer on our own.

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