Day Program or Evening Program

You can choose to study days or evenings at FDU Paralegal Studies. The convenient Day Program meets Monday through Thursday, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and is six months long.
The second option is an Evening Program accommodating students who wish to continue full-time employment while they study. [Read more or Apply Now]

Our Faculty

The faculty are experienced attorneys who specialize in the area of the law they teach. Many are associated with some of the leading law firms and corporations in the New York, New Jersey Metropolitan region. They are selected not only for their experience in the law, but for proven ability as educators. [Read more]

The Curriculum (Courses)

The 300-clock hour Paralegal Studies curriculum at FDU provides training in the practical aspects of the law. It is a non-credit, certificate program that prepares you for a smooth transition from the classroom to the office - in law firms, corporate legal departments, banks, insurance companies and government agencies. [Read more]

Paralegal Studies — American Bar Association Approved

Are you:

  • Interested in the legal profession and the challenges it offers?
  • Seeking additional training for a career change or job promotion?
  • Considering law school, but uncertain about the time and money it requires?
  • Ready to return to the work force and obtain a position in a high-demand field?

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Paralegal Studies Certificate Program has been serving New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan Area since 1988 and received American Bar Association approval in 1990. The employment outlook for paralegals is excellent. In as little as six months, you can begin a career as a Paralegal — one of the nation's fastest growing fields. Our graduates have advanced to exciting and rewarding careers.

Video Introduction to Paralegal Studies

"An accredited paralegal program that empowers students for success: Explore the FDU advantage"
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  • Day Class starts Tuesday, March 20
  • Evening Class starts Thursday, March 1


  • Day Class starts Thursday, March 8
  • Evening Class starts Tuesday, March 6

Applications are accepted up to the start date! Apply Online to waive the application fee.

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