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Legal Assistant Certificate (Post Degree)

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Do you want to work in a law office? Would you like to be equipped to draft contracts, conduct legal research, interview clients and witnesses and provide other assistance to attorneys? Then consider a Legal Assistant Certificate from University of Detroit Mercy.



Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • The Legal Assistant Certificate program is offered for students who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree.
  • All courses are taught by faculty members — not teaching assistants or graduate students.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach legal studies; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

A Legal Assistant Certificate will prepare you to work in a law office and be able to enhance the effectiveness of an attorney by keeping cases organized, developing case information, scheduling depositions, organizing evidence and much more.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.

Contact Info

Stephen Manning, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Political Science

Featured Alumnus

Michael Buckenmeyer '16

“Detroit Mercy helped me get in the right mindset to tackle my course load. Everything I’ve been learning has tied back to my major, which has allowed me to excel.”

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