Start an exciting career alongside top legal minds.
The Paralegal Studies Program prepares students to work as paralegals (sometimes referred to as legal assistants). Graduates will be knowledgeable about and have expertise in the operation of the legal system, substantive laws and legal procedures. Paralegals may perform functions delegated by an attorney, such as conducting interviews with clients and witnesses, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. Paralegals are typically employed by lawyers, law offices, corporations, or governmental agencies.
This program is housed in the Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies. It is offered in both sixteen-week traditional format and in an eight-week accelerated format.
Law School Preparation
- Experienced faculty with real-world understanding and connections
- Evolving curriculum provides you with ultra-practical and career-focused knowledge
- Small class sizes facilitate group interaction and a dynamic learning environment
- Research-based curriculum provides practical preparation for real-world application
- Ethical framework for understanding how moral judicial practices affect real-world decisions
- Deep understanding of Federal, State and local rules of court
- Develop interviewing, writing, research and communication skills and best practices
- Training in Judicial Council form and filing procedures
If you have future aspirations for a career in law, as a graduate of the Paralegal Studies program, you have a distinct advantage with knowledge on legal research, legal writing, procedures and contracts - all requirements for law school.
Adult Accelerated Option
Designed specifically for the convenience of working adults, we offer an accelerated program to fast-track your degree.
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