More than 2,000 people have turned to Duquesne University's Paralegal Institute in the last 30 years to prepare for new careers or advance in their current positions.
Our Paralegal Institute in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University offers a certificate focused in Paralegal Studies that will provide you with the confidence, connections, practical skills—and enhanced resume—to start or advance your career in the legal community.
Paralegal Studies Online Certificate
Earn your Certificate in Paralegal Studies by completing just 10 courses. Courses cover a variety of legal topics—all applicable to a career in the field of law. Find out more about our Program Format and Requirements.
Our fully online format allows us to be accessible to students all over the country and world. Courses are taught both synchronously and asynchronously by faculty with extensive professional backgrounds and real-life experience working in the legal field.
ABA-Approved Certificate (10 courses)
If you are ready to be a paralegal, this certificate program is for you. It's offered full time over the summer or part time in the evenings during fall, winter and spring terms. Classes are delivered in a fully online format using both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
You can begin our certificate program in any of the four terms below and complete your studies either part time in the evening (ideally over six terms in one and a half years) or full time over the summer (in 11 weeks).
|Fall||September - December|
|Winter||January - March|
|Spring||April - June|
|Summer||June - August|
Classes and Schedules
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Schedule
Students will access their classes through Canvas.
Next term Winter 2023 begins on Jan. 3, 2023.