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Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Explore the Law with an On-Campus or Online Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

black woman with glasses looking at computerDevelop a better understanding of the law and the legal system with the Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Post University. This 30-credit-hour campus-based or online paralegal studies program provides an introduction to law as well as an exploration of real estate law, civil litigation, business law, probate practice, and other areas paralegals, legal assistants, and other professionals in the legal field could experience throughout the course of their careers. Coursework offers learning experiences you could use to develop skills to conduct legal research and prepare legal documents. Your Certificate in Paralegal Studies program also provides opportunities to develop skills that transcend professions, such as communication, critical thinking, and decision making.

What Could I Do with this Certificate in Paralegal Studies?

Upon completion of your certificate, you will have had the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills necessary for a future in the legal field. These skills could also be useful in non-legal settings, including areas of business, that could benefit from this type of paralegal training. You could also use this education as a steppingstone toward a higher degree opportunity, such as an Associate or Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at Post University.

The Certificate in Paralegal Studies is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any legal credential, such as a state law license or a paralegal certification.

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills

Coursework for your paralegal certificate, CT-based or online, is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Engage in practical legal work under the direction of a practicing attorney
  • Use technology in the delivery of legal services
  • Communicate more effectively and professionally
  • Provide relevant services based on ethical awareness and integrity
  • And more!

Pursue Your Paralegal Studies Certificate at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on helping you achieve your goals, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your Certificate in Paralegal Studies, online or on campus. We are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Ready to pursue an education that offers a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities involved in paralegal work? Contact us to learn more about our certificate program in paralegal studies.

Benefits of an Online Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

From the admissions process to graduation day, we are with you every step of the way. Our online paralegal studies students can benefit from online learning flexibility as well as:

  • The support of a personal Post team focused solely on their academic success
  • Insights from experienced industry professionals
  • No class times or strict login times
  • Group discussions in courses to help stay engaged and learning

Paralegal Studies FAQs


How do you earn a paralegal certificate?
At Post University, our program is offered on campus and online, providing learning flexibility for anyone wishing to delve into the inner workings of the legal field.
What does a paralegal certificate do?

A Certificate in Paralegal Studies could help you build the skills you could use to pursue a future in paralegal work. In addition to legal skills, it could also help you build professional skills in communication and critical thinking.

What qualifications do you need to be a paralegal?

There are many pathways to becoming a paralegal. Many employers require some formal education whether it is a certificate, associate, or bachelor’s program.

A Word from Our Program Chair

“The legal studies program attracts students who are interested in law. We offer a broad-based education in legal studies. Students have the opportunity to obtain exceptional legal skills and knowledge.”

Linda Latimer, J.D.
Program Chair, Legal Studies

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