Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Paralegals and legal assistants conduct a variety of tasks to support attorneys, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. The Paralegal Studies Program at LIU Post is approved by the American Bar Association and teaches skills in research and analysis, interviewing clients, gathering background to prepare witnesses, assisting in trial preparation and drafting legal documents and transcripts. You could be on your way to a new career in about three months (full-time Day Program) or in about seven months (part-time Evening Program). Successful completion of the twelve (12) required courses earns an ABA-approved Certificate in Paralegal Studies and the skills necessary to assist in the legal activities of law firms, businesses, insurance companies, financial institutions, public agencies, title companies and/or government offices. As a part of their studies, our students participate in pro bono programs that enable them to assist attorneys in providing access to justice for underserved individuals in matters such as mortgage foreclosure, Superstorm Sandy assistance and domestic violence matters.

A paralegal works under the supervision and direction of an attorney, and
may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the practice of law. 

Required Courses
Introduction to Law and Paralegalism
Pre-Employment
Ethics
Criminal Law
Family Law
Real Estate
Probate (Wills, Trusts and Estates)
Business Organizations
Computers and the Law
Legal Research and Writing
Litigation

Contact Us

Chris Wool, M.A.
Interim Director of Paralegal Studies
516-299-3375
chris.wool@liu.edu