Program Overview

Quality Courses, Practicing Lawyers, Better Resources

Since 1973, our Paralegal program has provided students with the fundamental skills and training necessary for success. The program is recognized for providing high quality training and education for students. The program provides a balance of legal background and hands-on practical skills through training from lawyers practicing in the fields in which they teach. A wide selection of courses allows students flexibility in choice of elective courses.

Our broad-based curriculum offers introductory courses in such areas as family law, employment law, real estate, and criminal law, while also providing courses in skills training that give you a competitive edge. Specialized skills training courses include: interview techniques; investigation; litigation; legal research and writing; and others.

We realize that experience makes a difference. Some of our faculty offer more than 30 years of experience practicing in the field. This experience means that students benefit from learning closely from seasoned professionals who know the intricacies of the law and the paralegal profession. We also offer counseling in career development that help you to manage your career. Our Career Services department provides daily and weekly updates about paralegal employment opportunities for paralegals.

Our students show their involvement through dedication and commitment. In 2005, students founded a Paralegal Club, which provides social and academic opportunities, including strategy seminars. We’re committed to providing you with the best possible resources. In the fall of 2006 we installed a new Paralegal Department Law Library. The new library provides students with the ability to perform legal research and legal writing courses on campus, and it is a valuable resource for other paralegal courses.

Paralegals may not practice law and may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.