Paralegal Studies Program

Interested in the legal professions? Changing careers? Thinking of law school?

The Paralegal Studies Program at Molloy College may be the right move for you! According to the United States Department of Labor, career opportunities for paralegals show sustained growth in both the private and public sector.

Molloy's Paralegal Studies Program is designed to increase the student's appreciation for the importance of law in our society and to prepare students for advanced study in law or for employment as a paralegal or legal professional.  A variety of substantive law courses make up the curriculum and students are encouraged to customize their studies with electives that fit their overall career goals.

American Bar Association (ABA) Approved!
Molloy College is pleased to announce that its Legal Studies Minor and its Paralegal Studies program have each been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). With this prestigious and respected designation, Molloy becomes one of four programs on Long Island (and 265 programs in the entire country) to have satisfied the ABA's rigorous process. 

Additionally, Molloy is the only post-secondary institution on Long Island to offer a Legal Studies Minor that, at its completion, also grants the student a Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

You could be on your way to a new career in as little as two semesters.  Successful completion of the required courses earns a Certificate in Paralegal Studies and the skills necessary to assist in the legal activities of law firms, businesses, corporations, financial institutions, and government offices. Students have the option to participate in pro bono programs that provide access to justice for underserved individuals.

Paralegals participate in the delivery of legal services by assisting clients and supporting attorneys in numerous ways. Graduates are capable of conducting legal research, client and witness interviewing, analyzing legal documents, drafting pleadings, and assisting with trial preparation. A paralegal works directly under the supervision and direction of an attorney and may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the practice of law.

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.

For those who contemplating law school, completing the certificate in Paralegal Studies can be a way to experience the study of law without the financial burden and time commitment.

Paralegal Studies Program Brochure
Download the Paralegal Studies Program brochure. Molloy College is committed to providing the legal and business communities with qualified paralegals whose education encompasses the theoretical, practical, and ethical skills necessary for employment as a legal professional.

Please contact Dr. Judith Mathers Maloney, Director of Paralegal Studies at 516-323-3812 or

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