"What I learned was invaluable to me. The program provides a solid foundation of the legal system." Yarelis Cabrera, Class of 2013

Paralegal Certificate Program

The University of Miami Paralegal Certificate Program is a comprehensive non-credit program for those seeking to explore a career in the legal field. Unlike similar programs at other schools and institutions, our curriculum concentrates on the skills needed to become a professional working paralegal.

The Paralegal Certificate is best suited for individuals seeking to enter the legal field as paralegals, and our curriculum also provides valuable exposure for potential law school applicants. Through a combination of exercises, case studies, knowledge checks, and practice exams, students will gain proficiency in a wide range of core paralegal functions.

Students receive access to the Westlaw and LexisNexis online legal research systems. They also have access to the Westlaw and Lexis Labs, which offer instruction to students logged on to the sites.


 

Request Info


You'll walk away with

The ability to use legal technology and conduct electronic legal research

The experience to navigate procedural rules for case management and compliance

An understanding of the fundamental components of fourteen substantive areas of law

The confidence to apply ethics rules in the legal environment

The hands-on experience to draft legal documents and to construct legal analysis based on law interpretation

An ePortfolio that can be shared with current or future employers

Meet Our Instructors

@ A Glance

The University of Miami Paralegal Certificate Program offers both online and campus options. The on-campus Paralegal Certificate Program takes place during the evening on the Coral Gables campus and is 18 weeks long. The online Paralegal Certificate Program is available to participants for up to six months.

The on-campus Paralegal Certificate Program has start dates throughout the year during the spring, summer and fall. The online Paralegal Certificate Program has monthly starts.

Both the online and on-campus Paralegal Certificate Programs offer access to extensive study support, resources, interactives, videos and labs, and learning reinforcement tools to supplement areas of focus.

Only participants enrolled in the online Paralegal Certificate Program have access to professionally narrated e-lectures.

Both the online and on-campus Paralegal Certificate Programs offer a virtual billing center, law library, research center, drafting center, career center, and clients file to help strengthen skills and build an ePortfolio.

Both the online and on-campus Paralegal Certificate Programs offer six months of access to WestLaw and LexisNexis Academic.

The on-campus Paralegal Certificate Program costs $5,995 and the online Paralegal Certificate Program costs $6,995. These prices are for 2019-20.

Both the online and on-campus Paralegal Certificate Programs offer financial assistance options.


This program is offered through the Office of Professional Advancement at the University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education. The Office of Professional Advancement offers certificates that will teach you the real-world skills that employers want from some of the best educators active in the field they teach. Whether you study on campus or online, advance or launch your new career with the support from one of Florida’s top universities.