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Loyola University Chicago Launches ABA-Approved Paralegal Program
at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

CHICAGO, August 6, 2012 – Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Paralegal Studies is pleased to announce its new certificate program—the Corporate Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies—at Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois, starting this fall. The program will focus on areas of law important in the transaction of business—contracts, commercial transactions, due diligence, compliance, business entities, securities regulation, intellectual property, and more.

“This certificate is designed to prepare students to work in the numerous corporate headquarters in Lake County and northern Cook County, as well as elsewhere,” said Jean Hellman Ryan, director of the Institute for Paralegal Studies. “Thanks to Loyola’s rigorous academic standards, our paralegal graduates are in demand by employers.”

The Corporate Practice Certificate is intended for students who have their bachelor’s degree. Students will attend the 12 required courses as a cohort group, for six eight-week sessions. Two courses will be offered each session, from October 2012 through December 2013. Classes will meet primarily at the Cuneo estate on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6–9 p.m., with two of the courses taught at the University Center of Lake County, located at 1200 University Center Drive, in Grayslake, Illinois (www.ucenter.org).

Loyola’s Institute for Paralegal Studies has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) for more than two decades, and the Corporate Practice Certificate program was recently approved by the ABA.

The program will hold open houses at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens on the evenings of Wednesday, August 8, and Thursday, September 27. Applications are due by October 12. For more information, please visit the Institute for Paralegal Studies website at LUC.edu/paralegal send an e-mail to paralegal@luc.edu, or call 312.915.6820.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.





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