Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Litigation and Corporate Practice Certificate

This certificate combines the requirements of the Litigation Practice and Corporate Practice certificates* and is designed for students who wish to earn specialized credentials in both subject areas. Note that this certificate requires completion of a total of 28 semester credits, more than the other certificates.

*Certificate applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Click here to learn more. 

Learning Outcomes

Dual Litigation & Corporate Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare summaries of court decisions, statutes, and administrative regulations.
  • Develop legal arguments using court decisions, statutes, and administrative regulations.
  • Locate relevant legal sources from federal and state jurisdictions
  • Apply paralegal and attorney code of ethics to situations typically encountered by paralegals
  • Demonstrate intermediate competence using typical office software including word processing, spreadsheets, PDF’s
  • Assist attorneys in preparing and presenting lawsuits 
  • Draft court pleadings and maintain case files and databases
  • Collect and organize information through investigation and the discovery process
  • Help prepare the case for trial, and often assist attorneys at trial by coordinating the case material.
  • Assist attorneys who work for corporate clients document the organization and operation of business entities.
  • Retrieve information to conduct due diligence procedures for commercial and real estate transactions.
  • Draft contract provisions and coordinate the administrative process for contracts.
  • Help clients in regulated industries demonstrate compliance with government regulations.