Fairleigh Dickinson University

Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Paralegal Studies Program Certificate


285 Madison Avenue

285 Madison Ave. M-DH2-01

Madison, NJ 07940

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Paralegal Studies Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Paralegal Studies Certificate Program has been in existence since 1988 and received the American Bar Association approval in 1990. Professionals in the legal community recognize that the American Bar Association takes an active role in establishing professional standards for legal assistants and gives its approval to qualified paralegal training programs. The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is a 300 hour, non-credit certificate program designed to prepare you for a smooth transition from the classroom to the office ranging from law firms, corporate legal departments, banks, insurance companies and government agencies. The employment outlook for paralegals is excellent. In as little as 5 months, you can begin a career as a Paralegal in one of the nation’s fastest growing, high demand fields. Our graduates have advanced to exciting and rewarding careers. The Paralegal Studies Program’s objectives are to provide students with: * A focused, applications based curriculum that will prepare them for successful careers; * A curriculum in a convenient time frame that accommodates non-traditional schedules; * The guidance and services necessary to successfully complete their studies; * Outstanding practical experience and communication skills, and professional development; * Effective financial planning and payment options to facilitate the completion of their studies; * The necessary guidance and skills for a successful employment search, along with individual employment assistance.


The Fairleigh Dickinson University Paralegal Studies Program is American Bar Association approved.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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