Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Curriculum

The Litigation Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies requires the successful completion of 11 courses (22 semester hours).

All Certificates:  Paralegal Core (10 credits)

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

Litigation Practice Core (8 credits)

  1. 340 Civil Litigation I
  2. 341 Civil Litigation II
  3. 342 Litigation Technology & eDiscovery
  4. 336 Corporate Topics for Litigation Paralegals

Elective Courses (4 credits)

10–11. Choose two of the following courses:

  • PLST 334:  Legal Analysis: Practical Applications
  • PLST 343 Real Estate Transactions I
  • PLST 344 Real Estate Transactions II
  • PLST 346 Advanced Litigation Technology
  • 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