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Paralegal Studies Program - University of New Orleans

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Paralegal Program Information

University of New Orleans
Paralegal Studies Program
Metropolitan College
226 Carondelet, Suite 310
New Orleans, Louisiana

Telephone: 504.539.9500
Fax: 504.539.9511

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Certificate Program


The University of New Orleans was founded in the state of Louisiana in the year 1958. It holds accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses in subjects like business administration, engineering, liberal arts and sciences.

The University Of New Orleans Metropolitan College Division Of Professional Development specifically offers non-credited training programs and seminars to cater to the needs of employers in technology-related and business fields. There are currently over 600 programs offered in a variety of fields including tourism, corporate training and continuing education courses.

The college also offers a paralegal studies program that is approved by the American Bar Association. Students interested in pursuing a career as a legal assistant or paralegal are required to first clear an aptitude examination. The college currently offers a non-degree certificate program and a post-baccalaureate certificate course in paralegal studies.

The paralegal studies program teaches students the fundamentals of the legal system as well as how a law office operates. Students will learn office management skills and develop their written and spoken communication skills. Emphasis is placed on learning the rudiments of legal research and organization as well as negotiation and interviewing techniques. The course will include subjects like litigation, case analysis, business organization and legal practice and procedures. Students will also undergo an internship period in order to gain practical experience in the paralegal field.


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