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Welcome to FIU Legal Studies Institute

LSI at FIU Law

For more than 30 years, the Legal Studies Institute (LSI), an affiliate of  FIU Law, has served the legal education needs of the community. LSI provides exceptional legal training and structures its programs to accommodate the often hectic schedule of working adults. LSI strives to develop highly motivated legal professionals who can enhance and elevate both the local and national legal communities. Students will benefit from highly credentialed and experienced faculty – including judges, attorneys and certified paralegals – who enable them to master the skills necessary to compete and succeed in a global work environment.

Paralegal On-Campus

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The FIU Advantage

The Legal Studies Institute (LSI), an affiliate of FIU Law, has served the legal education needs of the community for more than 30 years. With a focus on students, LSI provides exceptional legal training with a hands-on approach and an assortment of resources to help our students excel both in and out of the classroom.

What makes LSI at FIU different than the rest?

In a simple word: everything!

The Legal Studies Institute not only boosts of a distinguished faculty who are legal professionals in the community, including current and former judges, private practitioners, assistant state attorneys and public defenders, but our location in Miami – the most international city in the United States – provides career opportunities and job placement in some of the world’s largest law firms.

But, what makes LSI at FIU the most unique Paralegal Program is that classes are taught inside Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, which is home to FIU Law. As a student of LSI, you will have access to the FIU Law Library just like current law students have, you will staff available to meet with you in person Monday through Friday to answer your questions and a warm, friendly community that is committed to your success.

With our combination of a strong legal foundation and real-world application, students complete the Paralegal Program with sound legal knowledge, the ability to think critically and the proficiency to start a successful legal career. As a graduate, you will be qualified to work alongside lawyers and judges in the type of legal setting that is important to you. Whether it’s a large law firm, a government agency, a nonprofit or legal aid office or in any private corporations, rest assured you will have the skills and knowledge to accomplish whatever task is asked of you.

So, what are you waiting for? Enroll today and get started on a fascinating career in the legal field.

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LSI Student Resources

Your success is our top priority! Whether you need advice or counseling on academic or personal matters, staff of the Legal Studies Institute is here to facilitate services and support.


  • The Legal Studies Institute awards a Certificate of Completion to each student who successfully completes all course work. Students are invited to participate in a graduation ceremony celebrated once a year in June. Family members are welcome to attend.

The Administration of the Legal Studies Institute reserves the right to modify, delete, cancel or change programs, tuition fees, and faculty as deemed necessary. 

LSI Job Posting Bulletin Board

Job opportunities for alumni and students are listed below. The jobs below have been submitted by private law firms, and corporations, and public entities. You may click a posting to learn more.


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