Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Customized Certificate

Students who wish to earn a customized certificate* may complete a specialized curriculum. This curriculum must be approved by the Director and will include courses in legal research, legal ethics, and technology skills. 

 *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

Custom 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