- Loyola's rigorous paralegal program, approved by the American Bar Association, provides the best preparation for your paralegal career.
- You'll receive a thorough grounding in basic skills as well as intense instruction in one or more popular legal practice areas.
- Employers hire Loyola paralegal graduates.
- Loyola's curriculum includes instruction in the technology skills essential to the 21st century legal workplace.
- Internships, while not required, offer an opportunity to develop your paralegal skills in local law firms and corporate law departments.
- Loyola's faculty of lawyers and paralegals teach classes 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 determine the schedule—full time or part time—that suits your needs.
- 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 offers several blended courses, which meet online for half of the eight classes.
- Loyola paralegal classes carry academic credit, qualifying students for federally sponsored financial aid.
- Loyola paralegal students receive personalized career assistance from Institute staff.
- You have access to the Institute's online job board, available only to students working on a Loyola paralegal certificate.
- Your resume is critiqued by the Institute staff to tailor it for potential legal employers.
- We help you prepare a job search plan and offer opportunities for mock interviews.