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LEI Paralegal Certificate and Concentrations

Paralegal Studies Certificate

Enhance your professional skills with a paralegal studies certificate from LEI. Designed for students who have already earned 60 college credits, this 24-credit certificate offers practical instruction in paralegal studies from experienced professionals and attorneys.

You can choose to earn your general certificate in paralegal studies at your own pace. If you have a specific career goal or academic interest, complete your certificate with a concentration in one of the following areas:

One-Summer Paralegal Certificate

(Mid-May through Mid-August)

LEI’s 24-credit one-summer paralegal certificate program offers you the opportunity to earn your ABA-approved paralegal certificate in just 15 weeks. Through a convenient combination of day, evening, and online classes, you can gain a head start on your paralegal career.

Seated Requirement

You must take at least ten semester credits, or the equivalent of legal specialty courses, through traditional classroom instruction.


I already have a bachelor’s degree in another course of study. Is a paralegal studies certificate right for me?

Yes. Many students at LEI already have a bachelor’s degree in another area of study. The paralegal studies certificate allows you to add professional education and skills to pursue a paralegal career.

I have more than 60 credits but haven’t yet earned a degree. Is a paralegal studies certificate right for me?

Yes. If you have already earned 60 college credits, you qualify to begin your paralegal studies certificate at LEI. You can also apply your certificate courses toward an LEI bachelor’s degree.

How long does it take to complete the certificate program?

That will vary. While some students complete the certificate in one summer, you can choose to complete the program over two traditional semesters (about nine months.) Our schedule is highly flexible. Start your studies at the beginning of any of our three semesters, and schedule classes at a pace that works best for you.

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