Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Why Loyola?


  • ABA-approved by the American Bar Association provides the best preparation for your paralegal career.
  • Loyola Paralegal Graduates are sought out by legal employers.
  • Internships offer an opportunity to develop your paralegal skills in local law firms and corporate law departments.
  • Excellent faculty 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.
  • You may earn a certificate entirely through evening classes (full time or part time).
  • You can start Loyola’s program with any of the five sessions offered each year.
  • Classes meet for three hours once each week (mornings, evenings, or Saturdays).


  • Loyola paralegal classes carry academic credit, qualifying students for federally sponsored financial aid.
  • Loyola paralegal students receive personalized career assistance from Institute Director.
  • You have access to the Institute's online job board, available only to students working on a Loyola paralegal certificate.
  • We help you prepare a job search plan and offer opportunities for networking.