School of Law Bachelor's Programs

Why Choose an Undergraduate Certificate from Liberty University’s School of Government?

Do you have strong attention to detail and a desire to work in the legal field? Do you think analytically and strive to find solutions to problems? Pursuing a legal certificate at Liberty University may be for you! Liberty University is dedicated to providing a quality education that offers the flexibility to remain engaged in your community, church, and family — all while pursuing a world-class education. If you are interested in taking the next step in your legal career — or are looking to begin a new career, Liberty seeks to partner with you as you pursue your certificate.

  • With no set login times, you can complete assignments on your own schedule.
  • Job opportunities in the legal profession are expected to grow at a 10% rate over the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* 

Our online Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a fast, affordable, and flexible way to get the critical legal training you need to pursue new job opportunities. This certificate is offered 100% online, and can be completed in as little as 2 semesters!

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Paralegals and legal assistants, 2020 (viewed online July 30, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Learn Marketable Skills by Earning a Certificate in Paralegal Studies

The paralegal studies certificate is an excellent option for students seeking fast-track training for paralegal and legal support careers. As a vital part of the American legal process, paralegals are responsible for a significant amount of preparation for the courtroom and other legal proceedings.

  • Our Paralegal Studies Certificate is designed so that you can gain the skills that you need to perform well in a paralegal setting in as little as 2 semesters!
  • Our law certificate programs are taught by professors who are experts in their field and who are dedicated to your success. They are invested in teaching you cutting-edge legal analysis in order to fulfill our mission of Training Champions for Christ. With this kind of instruction, you can be confident in the education you are receiving.

With a certificate in paralegal studies, you can become more prepared to work with legal documents, apply legal analysis, and conduct legal research. With courses in legal writing, law, and civil practice, you can be better equipped to pursue paralegal positions upon graduation.

In addition, you will be able to choose an elective that best fits your career goals. With options to take a course that focuses on tort law, real estate transactions and property, criminal practice and procedures, and wills, trusts, and estates, you will have a wide selection of areas to focus on. If you choose to pursue your education further, this can help narrow your focus.

What are the benefits of a certificate in legal studies?

A certificate in legal studies can help provide you with the knowledge and understanding of law without having to commit to a full undergraduate degree in law. If you want to sharpen your understanding of law and its applications, then a certificate in legal studies may be for you. The benefits of a certificate in legal studies or a paralegal certificate include development of analytical and critical problem-solving skills, strong writing skills, and understanding of the nuances of the legal system.

If you desire to roll your certificate into a degree program, you can also choose to pursue our Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies or Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. All of the courses from your undergraduate certificate are designed to transfer into our paralegal associate’s or bachelor’s degree if you are seeking further training in the paralegal field. 

As you pursue a paralegal studies certificate, you can be confident that you are better prepared to pursue a legal career.

What Are the Benefits of Earning an Online Undergraduate Certificate from Liberty?

Our online undergraduate certificate programs offer students great benefits:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Our courses are offered in a convenient 8-week format, with 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times!
  • Liberty University holds institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)