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Paralegal Certificate

Paralegal Certificate

Complete the program in just six months!

Earn Your Paralegal Certificate

Learn the in-demand paralegal skills required by law firms, corporations, and government agencies.

The paralegal certificate program at Loyola University New Orleans is designed for professionals looking to start a career in the legal profession or to advance in their current role. Students can earn their paralegal certificate from Loyola in just six months, and our flexible online program is a great option for those who prefer to work at their own pace. We will also offer an on-campus program starting in 2023 for students interested in a hands-on learning experience in New Orleans. Email us at to inquire about our on-campus program. 

Our immersive certificate program trains you in legal writing, terminology, research, contracts, civil procedure, trial preparation, investigation, discovery, and substantive topics of law. Courses are led by practicing attorneys and experienced instructors who provide individual support and guidance on assignments. 

For questions and more information, email us at to talk with an enrollment specialist. 

Paralegal Books

Register for an Upcoming Start Date

The online paralegal certificate program takes six months to complete and has start dates on the 15th of every month. Students can complete coursework at their own pace. 

Learn more about the Loyola Professional and Continuing Studies registration information, including parking, cancellations, and the refund policy. 

PACS Registration Policies

December 2022 Start Date

December 15, 2022 – June 15, 2023

January 2023 Start Date

January 15, 2023 - July 15, 2023

February 2023 Start Date

February 15, 2023 - August 15, 2023

March 2023 Start Date

March 15, 2023 - September 15, 2023

Paralegal Student

A Platform to Help You Learn

Students in Loyola’s paralegal certificate program learn using an educational management platform that provides interactive study support tools and online resources. You’ll benefit from chapter-by-chapter lecture notes, electronic and text-based note cards, as well as exercises using multiple choice, point and click, and fill in the blank formats. The online platform also provides quizzes, animations, e-lectures, charts, and mock exams to help you track your progress.

Gain Relevant Skills for Paralegal Professionals

The program is designed to train students in legal writing, terminology, legal research, authority, trial preparation, investigation, discovery, e-discovery, customized state-specific document labs for assignments, Westlaw and Lexis training labs, actual and virtual Law Library training, and much more.


  • Essential Skills for Paralegals
  • Tort Law
  • Louisiana Procedures
  • Contract Law


Online Tuition: 

$5,695 plus course materials*

Up to $2,000 in scholarships is available for qualified applicants. See LaNasa Memorial Scholarship tab.

*Fee does not include the cost of textbooks, approximately $700. A textbook list and ordering instructions will be emailed to registered students.


  • Alumni, student, and military discounts available.
  • Early bird tuition available to those that register three weeks prior to start date.

Tuition Options

  • Full tuition remitted at registration.
  • Payment plan option:
    • A $250 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your seat in the class. Deposit will be applied to your tuition balance. 
      • Remaining tuition balance will be paid by setting up a payment plan with Loyola's payment plan partner, Nelnet Campus Commerce. We will contact you upon registration to set up a payment plan. There is a one time non-refundable service fee paid to Nelnet Campus Commerce to set up the payment plan.
  • Sallie Mae loan option:
    • A $250 deposit is due upon registration. Deposit will be applied to your tuition balance. 
    • Your Sallie Mae application number must be submitted to within two business days of registration.

Scholarship opportunities available. Please see the LaNasa Memorial Scholarship Tab for more information.

Want to learn more?

Find out if Loyola's paralegal certificate is a good fit for you. For individual questions about the program, email us today.