- Loyola's rigorous paralegal program, approved by the American Bar Association, provides the best preparation for your paralegal career.
- You'll receive a thorough grounding in basic skills as well as intense instruction in one or more popular legal practice areas.
- Employers hire Loyola paralegal graduates. Check out our Employment Statistics
- Loyola's curriculum includes instruction in the technology skills essential to the 21st century legal workplace.
- Internships at the Water Tower Campus program, while not required, offer an opportunity to develop your paralegal skills in local law firms and corporate law departments.
- Loyola's faculty of lawyers and paralegals teach classes that balance legal theory with practical paralegal skills.
- Your paralegal certificate may be earned in less than one year if you attend classes full time at the Water Tower Campus. The certificate offered at the Cuneo location may be earned in 15 months.
- You may earn a certificate entirely through evening classes (full time or part time downtown).
- At the Water Tower Campus, you determine the schedule—full time or part time—that suits your needs.
- You can start Loyola’s downtown program with any of the five sessions offered each year.
- Classes meet for three hours once each week (mornings, evenings, or Saturdays downtown, evenings at the Cuneo location).
- Loyola offers several blended courses, which meet online for about half of the eight classes.
- Loyola paralegal classes carry academic credit, qualifying students for federally sponsored financial aid.
- Loyola paralegal students receive personalized career assistance from Institute staff.
- You have access to the Institute's online job board, available only to students working on a Loyola paralegal certificate.
- Your resume is critiqued by the Institute staff to tailor it for potential legal employers.
- We help you prepare a job search plan and offer opportunities for mock interviews.