Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Curriculum

The Litigation and Corporate Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies requires the successful completion of 14 courses (28 semester hours).

Foundation Courses Required for All Certificates (10 s.h.)

  1. 331 Introduction to Paralegal Studies (2 s.h.)
  2. 332 Legal Research & Writing I (2 s.h.)
  3. 333 Legal Research & Writing II (2 s.h.)
  4. 335 Legal Ethics (2 s.h.)
  5. 345 Law Office Computer Applications (2 s.h.)

Courses Required for the Litigation and Corporate Practice Certificate (14 s.h.)

  1. 340 Civil Litigation I (2 s.h.)
  2. 341 Civil Litigation II (2 s.h.)
  3. 342 Civil Litigation III (2 s.h.)
  4. 362 Business Organizations (2 s.h.)
  5. 363 Contract Administration & Analysis (2 s.h.)
  6. 339 Secured Transactions & Bankruptcy (2 s.h.)
  7. 336 Corporate Topics for Litigation Paralegals (2 s.h.) -or-
    366 Litigation & Investigation for Corporate Paralegals -or-
    an elective approved by the Director (The elective is preferred, but students who have taken 336 or 366 before deciding to pursue this combined certificate will receive credit for that course)

Elective Courses Required for All Certificates (4 s.h.)

10–11. Choose two of the following courses:

  • PLST 343 Real Estate Transactions I
  • PLST 344 Real Estate Transactions II
  • PLST 346 Advanced Litigation Computer Applications
  • PLST 348 Advanced Online Research Skills
  • PLST 349 Torts
  • PLST 350 Medical Malpractice
  • PLST 351 Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Secrets
  • PLST 352 Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Copyrights
  • PLST 353 Securities Regulation
  • PLST 355 Estates, Trusts & Wills
  • PLST 357 Family Law
  • PLST 358 Criminal Law & Litigation
  • PLST 359 Environmental Law
  • PLST 360 Employment Law
  • PLST 361 Immigration Law
  • PLST 368 Corporate Compliance Topics
  • PLST 398 Internship
  • Or any other course for which the student qualifies