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Attend Our Free Information Session for our Paralegal Certificate Program on June 15 from 6-7:30 p.m..

This session will be led by Molloy University's experienced professionals and faculty who will offer real advice about the career path of Legal Studies and it's academic path. There will be discussion about both the satisfaction and challenges of being a Paralegal along with the employment opportunities that can be available once the program is completed.

To be held at our 30 Hempstead Ave campus, Room 254B, 2nd Floor. 
Our classes are scheduled to begin in September, 2023.

There is no charge for this information session however we do ask that you register for it online click here or call the Continuing Education Office at 516 323-3550 or email us at conted@molloy.edu


Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

Molloy University's Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA established standards for the education of paralegals, advancing the highest quality legal education, ethical conduct and legal professionalism. With this prestigious and respected designation Molloy is among the select group of the distinguished programs nationwide to have satisfied the ABA's rigorous process. 

Molloy's Paralegal Studies Program provides student's with a practical foundation in the substantive areas of the law, a strong ethical base and the ability to develop proficiency in both oral and written communication. Students are empowered with marketable skills to be prepared for employment as a paralegal or legal professional.

Where are paralegals needed? Pretty much everywhere! Because the law affects every aspect of our lives, there are jobs out there for individuals with paralegal skills in most areas of government, business and non-profit organizations. Below are a few specialties to consider while planning your paralegal education and career. 

Corporate paralegals, Real Estate and Title Insurance paralegals, Public Defender paralegals, Judicial paralegals, Government and Non-Government Organization paralegals, Nursing and Health Care paralegals.

Career Changers can benefit from this course of study. The Paralegal Studies Program teaches legal skills that can be utilized in combination with the  student's life experience to provide a better understanding of the legal system.

Entrance Requirement and Admission: A Bachelor's degree is strongly suggested however a student's life and work experience is applicable. For an Application to enroll contact the Continuing Educationn and Professional Studies office at 516 323-3550 or email conted@molloy.edu

or click here for application

Program Requirements: Student will receive a Certificate in Paralegal Studies upon completion of the requires course work and outlined below. 21 credits taken on a non-credit basis.

Required courses: 
Introduction to Legal Studies
Professional Responsibility in the Law
Legal Research and Writing
Elective courses: not all are offered every semester
Tort Law
Family Law
Probate Law
Real Property Law
Electronic Discover Skills
Technology in the Law Office
Substantive Law and Drafting Essentials
Elder Law
Immigration Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Professional Office Management

Faculty: Comprised of scholar professionals with experience and knowledge in the various fields of Law and Law Enforcement. 

Course Schedule and Plan of Study: Courses are scheduled in the Fall and Spring semesters. You can begin your program in either semester. For the current schedule of classes Click Here  

Tuition and Registration: Non-credit tuition is $5250 for the entire program. Textbooks are not included. Students who pay in full prior to attending classes receive a substantial discount. Payment plans are available.

Financial Assistance
When planning to attend a continuing education course or program, an important consideration is the cost, which may include tuition, books and travel. With Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, various financial assistance options are available to help students afford tuition. Since most Continuing Education courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid, such as TAP and Pell. Below are some links that may offer financial assistance.

Hempstead Works: https://www.hempsteadworks.com/
Department of Occupational Resources: https://hempsteadny.gov/202/Occupational-Resources
Disability Services: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr
Veteran Benefits: https://www.va.gov/education/

Please contact Continuing Education and Professional Studies at 516.323.3550. Or Email