Loyola’s ABA-approved post-baccalaureate Certificates in Paralegal Studies may be earned through the following tracks:
- Students who already hold bachelor’s degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities complete the curriculum requirements (22 semester credits) of the Litigation Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies, the Corporate Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies, or the Certificate in Paralegal Studies.
- Students who do not yet hold bachelor’s degrees complete the requirements for one of these same paralegal certificates in the final stage of an undergraduate degree-completion program sponsored by Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [link]. These students, however, complete an extra elective paralegal course (2 semester credits) because 24 semester credits is the University’s requirement for the Subject Matter Concentration component of the undergraduate degree.
The Institute also permits individual courses to be taken by paralegals who have already earned paralegal certificates or degrees and bachelor’s degrees. The paralegal programs must be ABA approved, and both credentials must be earned at regionally accredited colleges or universities. If space permits, these students will be allowed to register for any Institute courses other than the internship.