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Paralegal Certificate

Online Graduate Paralegal Certificate

Today's job market is better than ever for you to earn a paralegal certificate. Employers are eager to hire accredited applicants, and they're increasing wages as organizations streamline operations. With a paralegal certificate from Hamline, you will:

  • Become an expert in foundational areas of US law, including the structure, components, and functioning of the US legal system
  • Master strategies and technologies to retrieve, use, and manage research materials and information like legal citations effectively and efficiently
  • Apply advanced legal knowledge and skills with practice experience

Hamline's program is American Bar Association (ABA) approved—a national hallmark of excellence that many law firms and companies require—and recognized as a leader in legal education. Take the next step in your legal career and join our network of alumni dating back nearly 40 years.

Paralegal certificate program highlights

Find the perfect balance between work and school Courses are offered fully online, with virtual classes once a week, 7 to 8:30 p.m. CST
Get started sooner You can apply and begin the program any term, including summer term
Finish faster Get your certificate in as few as nine months and choose the pace that works best for you
Already have your paralegal certificate? Earn your master’s degree in just 12 months, all with the flexibility and convenience of an online program

Explore how we make your degree affordable

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Your paralegal certificate is a cost-effective investment for you and your organization with affordable tuition at our prestigious, private, nonprofit university.

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Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you're eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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We want you to succeed without breaking the bank just as much as you do. Explore our competitive financial aid options for your degree. 

The 20-credit core graduate paralegal certificate is approved by the American Bar Association for the training of paralegals. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to clients or to the public, except as permitted by law. Neither the paralegal certificate nor Master in the Study of Law degree qualify the recipient to sit for the bar examination or work as a lawyer.

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