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Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

Paralegal StudiesThe Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus provides students with the practical knowledge of law, preparing graduates with the skill-set that will enable them to carry out high-quality legal work. The program is a 328-hour, non-credit certificate program designed to prepare the student to work at a law firm, a government agency (e.g., law enforcement), or a law department of a corporation, bank, real estate company and insurance company. Through their course of study at the Brooklyn Campus, students are provided a strong background in a variety of areas.

The School of Continuing Studies’ Paralegal Certificate Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Legal employers recognize the ABA’s role in establishing professional guidelines for paralegal programs. Of more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and law schools that offer paralegal programs, approximately 260 paralegal programs are approved by the ABA.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.


Please see the course listing for the most up to date fees.

Tuition subject to increase during academic year


Admissions Criteria

The criteria for entry into SCSs Paralegal Studies Certificate Program meets the requirements for the American Bar Association.

Applicants must provide:
• a completed application form
• proof of an 60 college credits, transcripts are required

Upon meeting the requirements above, applicants must participate in an in-person interview and receive a positive rating.

Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Paralegal Studies Program at LIU Brooklyn is to provide students with an education that encompasses the theoretical, practical, and ethical skills necessary for gainful employment in a career as a paralegal. In carrying out this mission, LIU Brooklyn is committed not only teaching in-depth substantive knowledge of law, but also teaching in every course the practical knowledge necessary for success. In furtherance of its mission, LIU Brooklyn’s Paralegal Studies program strives to serve the needs of the legal community and to fulfill the following goals and objectives: 1) Understand legal concepts and their practical application; 2) Improve oral and written communication skills; 3) Develop proficiency in using legal technology; and 4) Gain the knowledge necessary to meet the ethical obligations of paralegals and attorneys.

To Apply to the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

To apply, you must be interviewed for the program. On the day of your interview, you will fill out all of the required paperwork. To schedule an interview, please contact our office at (718) 488-1364 or visit our Registration page for more information.

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