Litigation Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies


In addition to core paralegal competencies, students in the Litigation Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies program will focus on areas of law that are important in trial practice, including e-discovery and new technologies. Courses emphasize technological skills required for today’s paralegal professional, including the extensive use of online resources and several popular software programs.

Applicants to this program must have a bachelor’s degree, or have completed 90 credit hours toward the BA in Management or the BA in Applied Studies in Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


The program consists of 11 eight-week courses and most classes meet at Loyola's Water Tower Campus on weekday evenings. Students can begin at five times throughout the year and the entire program can be completed in less than a year.

As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the law, the legal and paralegal professions, and the legal process, including the use of technology, appropriate to their expected role in the legal community.
  • Students will acquire practical, technical skills as well as a basic knowledge of legal theory, and specialized competency in specific areas of civil litigation.
  • Demonstrate competence in legal research and writing, problem analysis, and critical thinking.
  • Display an awareness of ethical, moral, and social issues that contain legal implications, as well as knowledge of the standards of conduct expected of the legal community.

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