LSU Continuing Education

 

Paralegal Studies


Paralegal: Prepare with the best

For a rewarding career in law, join the acclaimed LSU Paralegal Studies program and become a legal professional in as little as a year. We’re the only noncredit certificate program in Louisiana approved for paralegals by the American Bar Association. You’ll enjoy convenient night classes, you’ll learn from instructors with real-world experience, and you’ll receive personal attention in our small classes. At the same time, you’ll enjoy LSU’s broad resources and build research, computer, communication, and investigative skills that put you in high demand in the marketplace.

Take up to 30 months to complete the program, or go full time and finish in a year. In your final semester, we’ll place you in a paralegal internship with a local law firm, government agency, or corporation. Get started today by contacting our Paralegal Studies manager.

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What is a paralegal?

Paralegals are law professionals who assist attorneys and who must work under the supervision of an attorney. The paralegal life offers rich, diverse experiences — from writing legal briefs and completing research to summarizing depositions and performing investigative work. However, paralegals are not allowed to give independent legal advice, represent clients in court, or settle claims on behalf of clients. Paralegals who perform any of those disallowed actions may be charged with the crime of unauthorized practice of law.