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Complete your Paralegal Studies Certificate in just one term.

Paralegals work with attorneys and other law professionals—job responsibilities can include interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting and processing legal documents, and conducting legal research.

A variety of businesses hire paralegals, from law firms to insurance companies, banks to government, to not-for-profit agencies. The program also prepares students for law school and for careers in related professions. Some students work as paralegals while attending law school, gaining valuable contacts and experience while studying.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 60 college credits or an associate's degree is required to enroll in this program.



Studying for Hofstra Law’s Paralegal Studies Certificate is affordable, especially since the program is eligible for Direct Student Loans. To apply for Direct Student Loans, visit to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you have questions about financial aid applications or tuition for a paralegal studies certificate, please call Hofstra Law’s Office of Financial Aid at 516-463-6706.

Tuition for a Paralegal Studies Certificate (including fees) is:

Tuition $6,495
University Fee $405
Total $6,900

Note: Tuition is for new students only starting in Spring 2021. Tuition is subject to change.

Contact Us

Whether you’re ready to start today or just beginning to investigate your options, email us at, or call 516-463-5916 to speak to us about your future or to register for classes today.

“When I decided to pursue a career as a paralegal, I had no legal background to speak of. About five months into the program, I was connected to the partner of a trusts and estates firm in Manhattan and by the end of March I began working as a paralegal in their office. This program prepared me for the workforce in so many different ways, providing me with a solid foundation of legal knowledge, fine-tuning my writing skills to be more applicable to the field of law, and so much more.” Elizabeth Buckridge, Paralegal, Gardner Weiss & Rosenblum