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Legal Studies Institute

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The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) is a leading provider of credit and noncredit legal education programs and training, offering:  Paralegal Studies Degree and Certificate programs that are approved by the American Bar Association; a Law and Jurisprudence Pre-Law Transfer Degree program, and a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program.  Experienced attorneys, judges, paralegals, and mediators teach the courses in all LSI programs. Courses are offered in traditional, online, and accelerated formats during the daytime, evening and some Saturdays.


What We Offer

Paralegal Studies Degree - American Bar Association approved
LSI's Paralegal Studies Degree program prepares students to work as paralegal professionals by providing a rigorous course of study emphasizing both an understanding of substantive law and practical skills. Many students go on to attend law school. Options in business, general practice, and litigation. 

Paralegal Studies Certificate - American Bar Association approved
LSI's Paralegal Studies Certificate program is available only for students who already possess an associate's or bachelor's degree. The program emphasizes both an understanding of substantive law and practical skills and is for students who plan to work as paralegal professionals or eventually attend law school. Options in business, general practice, litigation, accelerated, and nurse/paralegal. 

Law and Jurisprudence Pre-Law Transfer Degree  
LSI's Law and Jurisprudence Pre-Law Transfer Degree program provides a law and liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and then attend law school.   

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) 
LSI's CLE program provides continuing legal education seminars for practicing attorneys, mediators, paralegals, and other legal professionals who want to enhance their legal and mediation skills or learn more about a particular legal or mediation topic. CLE courses are affordable and are offered at convenient times in traditional and online formats.