WOL-101: Introduction to the World of Law

Duration: 4 Weeks
Credits: 2 Credits (84 Clock Hours)



This four-week introductory course is designed to acquaint the new student with the basic realities of law practice. Areas explored include: different types of paralegal employment, regulation of paralegals, basic ethics, introduction to the legal system, legal analysis, interviewing, investigation, use of computers in a law office, and law office management.

This course serves as the foundation for all of Washington Online's Paralegal Certificate Programs.

Special Offer! After taking this course, you can enroll in one of our Paralegal Certificate Programs and receive both academic credit and an additional $300 discount off the regular certificate program tuition.

Course Syllabus (click to view)


Earn Your Certificate Online

Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from the The Washington Online Learning Institute.

Certification from the accredited Washington Online Learning Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.

This certificate is valid in all 50 States.


Course Format: Instructor Led Online Course

Students are required to complete weekly reading assignments both from the textbook and other supplemental materials. Students must also participate in discussions with the course instructor and fellow students. Discussion forums are provided in the WOLI online classroom.

Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.

Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.


Fully Accredited Online School

WOLI is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) Commission on Secondary Schools, one of the most prestigious accrediting agencies in the United States.