Legal Studies Undergraduate CertificateDegree-seeking students and certificate program students are awarded a Certificate of Participation upon application after completing a 24-credit core legal studies requirement. Sixty Credit Hour Certificates of Completion are also awarded upon application to degree-seeking and undergraduate certificate program students (refer to the ACE Bulletin for a more detailed description). Legal studies certificate students may convert to degree-seeking status any time during the course of their studies. Graduates of the Legal Studies degree and 60 credit hour or post-baccalaureate certificate programs are eligible to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) examination that is administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. ("NALA"). Undergraduate Certificate programs are open to all Barry University students who choose to complete the applicable Legal Studies ("PLA") courses and elective requirements; a student merely needs to submit an executed certificate application form after review by the student's academic advisor.