Classroom Paralegal Certificate Program

Advance your career with a UNC-Chapel Hill Paralegal Certificate!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 45,000 people are expected to join the paralegal field by 2022.

With a Paralegal Certificate from UNC-Chapel Hill, you can diversify your employment opportunities and increase your overall earning potential. We not only provide the necessary framework to interpret basic legal principles, but to also equip you with highly specialized legal research techniques. Our Paralegal Certificate Program can make you a valuable asset wherever your career takes you.

Classes are held at UNC-Chapel Hill's Friday Center during convenient evening and weekend time slots. We limit our program to no more than 28 students to ensure that each student receives personal one-on-one attention. Not to mention, all of our instructors are leaders in the industry with proven experience and trusted legal expertise.

Our classroom-based program is organized into three sections: Paralegal Skills, Law Courses (Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Torts), and Survey Courses (Business Organizations; Wills, Trusts and Estates). You'll also receive a 1-year subscription to LexisNexis for legal research. Once you successfully complete this 4-month program, you'll immediately receive your certificate and be eligible to sit for the North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification Exam.

We also offer a 100% Online Paralegal program, giving you the option to earn your certificate through whichever format is most convenient for you.

“My confidence grew during the course. I discovered more of my strengths and became excited about moving forward in my career.”

Why Become a Paralegal?

Job Security

Career Choices

Exciting Work

With 17% growth projected in the paralegal industry, and law firms increasingly depending on paralegals, becoming a paralegal means great job security.

Paralegals perform a wide range of functions including legal research, interviewing witnesses, drafting legal documents, and even attending hearings with attorneys.

In addition to government agencies and corporate legal departments, paralegals work in many types of law, including immigration law, criminal law, contract law, and environmental law.

Candidates

Convenient Classes

We Are Here For You

The Paralegal Certificate is perfect for:

We know you're busy. That's why we designed our program with evening and weekend classes for working adults. You'll receive in-class or online instruction from  industry professionals who truly understand the market.

Our friendly and professional staff and instructors support you throughout your academic journey. Help is just an email or phone call away during your program.

UNC-Chapel Hill's Paralegal Certificate Program is the premiere choice for legal studies education. We'll be there for you every step of the way—from the classroom to the boardroom. 

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Tania Osborn
Paralegal Graduate

Convenient course days, times and formats to accomodate your busy lifestyle!

  • Legal assistants
  • Career changers
  • Students considering law school
  • Registration for the Fall Classroom Program opens July 1st. Due to a high volume of registrants, we encourage pre-registration to expedite your enrollment.
  • By pre-registering, you are not obligated to enroll, nor does this guarantee your spot in the program, but this is the first step in the process.
  • Complete this form if you want to know more. You will be contacted by a program specialist when it is time to register.
  • Registration opens July 1st. Due to a high volume of applicants, we encourage pre-registration to expedite your enrollment.
  • By pre-registering, you are not obligated to enroll, nor does this guarantee your spot in the program, but this is the first step in the process.
  • Complete this form if you want to know more. You will be contacted by a program specialist when it is time to register.
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