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Paralegal Studies Program - Louisiana State University

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Paralegal Program Information

Louisiana State University
Paralegal Studies Program
177 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tel: 225.578.6760
Fax: 225.578.6761

Noncredit certificate


Louisiana State University was established as the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana in 1860. It is both a land and sea-grant institution, one of the 25 such universities in the US. It has nearly 1,200 full-time faculty members and more than 3,000 staff members. It has more than 30,000 students and comprises of 9 senior colleges and 4 schools as well as several centers.

Louisiana State University has been offering Paralegal Studies programs since 1982 which leads up to a Certificate of Paralegal Studies. It has the distinction of being the only non-credit paralegal program in the State of Louisiana that is approved by the American Bar Association.

The faculty members are practicing attorneys or Paralegals who are experienced in their fields and the students have access to the LSU law library as well as the use of the LSU Middleton library. The student must take six required courses, two paralegal electives, opt for an internship, and attend the one-day legal ethics seminar. The curriculum consists of courses such as

Principals of Paralegal Studies

Legal Research

Legal Case Analysis & Writing

Civil Litigation

Business Organizations/Contracts

The Practicing Paralegal


Ethics Seminar and electives such as

Administrative Law

Alternate Dispute Resolution

Bankruptcy, Computerized Legal Research

Criminal Law & Procedures

Employment Law

Environmental Law

Family Law

Health Care Law

Intellectual Property

Legal Investigation & Interviewing Skills

Medical Malpractice Litigation

Real Estate Law

Technology Tools for Paralegals

Wills, Successions & Inheritance.


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