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2007 School Directory.

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2007 School Directory

This advertising directory lists schools across the nation that offer legal assistant and paralegal education programs. For more information on these programs, please contact the schools directly.

Note: This is not an all-inclusive list of paralegal education programs, and Legal Assistant Today does not verify the accuracy of information supplied by the listed institutions. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own research.

If you would like to get your school added to our list, please contact Randie English,
or click here to sign up early for the 2008 School Directory

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Distance Learning

Online/National

Alexandria Technical College

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1601 Jefferson Street

Alexandria MN 56308

Phone: 320.762.4516

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.alextech.edu

Contact: Mavis Pattee

Alexandria Technical College offers a 72- credit associate of applied science degree, which contains 32 law-related credits and 40 general education and technology credits. This program is designed to produce competent and confident graduates through coursework of integrated legal theory and technical and practical skill development.


 
 

American Institute for Paralegal Studies, Inc.

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2777 Finley Road, Suite 11

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 800.553.2420

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.americanparalegal.edu

Contact: Annie Sacks, Director

Stretch. Specialize. Succeed. Twelve month post baccalaureate program. Candidates with two years of legal experience also considered. Six specialties to choose from, plus preparation for the CLA and PACE exams. Fully online. ACCET Accredited. Celebrating 29 years of paralegal training.


 
 

Capital University Law School Paralegal Programs

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303 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614.236.6885Fax: 614.236.6958

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.law.capital.edu

Contact: Donna Schoebel, Director

Capital University Law School offers an ABA-Approved Paralegal program for 4 year Bachelor’s degree graduates. Students can attend for 1 year on evenings and weekends or for 14 weeks full-time during the day in the Summer Immersion Program. Capital also has certificate programs for Legal Nurse Consultants (ABA Approved) with classes held one weekend per month for 10 months, and for Life Care Planners (CHCC Approved) with modules online and one Trial Practice module on-site.


 
 

The Center for Legal Studies

1658 Cole Boulevard, Building 6, Suite 190

Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 800.522.7737 or 303.273.9777

Fax: 303.526.5415 or 303.271.1777

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.legalstudies.com

Contact: Scott A. Hatch, J.D.

University Certificate and Degree programs offered on credit and non-credit basis by The Center for Legal Studies including Paralegal Certificate Course©, Advanced Paralegal, Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course™, Mediation, Legal Investigation, Legal Secretary, Victim Advocacy, and Law School Prep. Courses at over 1000 colleges on live lecture, audio, DVD, VHS, text-only, or online format. College credit courses through Adams State may also be applied to A.A. or B.S.B.A. degree.


 
 

Central New Mexico Community College

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Business & Information Technology Division

525 Buena Vista SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 505.224.3845

Fax: 505.224.3868

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.cnm.edu/depts/bit

Contact: Emil A. Radosevich

Central New Mexico Community College offers an ABA-approved degree program in Paralegal Studies. Day and evening classes are available. Courses range from legal research and writing, criminal and civil litigation, evidence, family law, and other specialties useful to paralegals. No tuition for Paralegal Studies courses. ($40 registration fee per term).


 
 

Faulkner University

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5345 Atlanta Hwy

Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: 334.386.7304

Fax: 334.386.7281

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.faulkner.edu

Contact: Marci S. Johns, J.D., Legal Studies Director

Faulkner University’s Montgomery, Alabama campus offers an ABA-Approved Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies. The course work combines fundamental studies with specific legal courses to prepare students for a career as a public or private sector paralegal. The courses are conveniently offered in the day, evening, weekend, and online.


 
 

The George Washington University

The College of Professional Studies

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805 21st Street, NW

Suite 301

Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 1.866.232.0232, ext. 3421 or

           +647.722.6641, ext. 3421

Fax: 1.866.724.5708

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.plx.onlinegwu.com/lat

Contact: Admissions Office

The Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies prepares graduates to enter the increasingly competitive paralegal profession with confidence and acumen by providing the elite education paralegals require to meet new challenges and exceed expectations. The online program provides comprehensive education in corporate law, litigation, legal research and writing, in-depth study of government law, intellectual property law, and international law.


 
 

Marist College

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400 Westage Business Center

Fishkill, New York 12524

Phone: (845) 897-9648

Fax: (845) 897-4653

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.marist.edu/gce/fishkill

Contact: Donna Tompkins

ABA Approved 60 credit Certificate Program offered in a variety of formats. Weekend and evening classes are available. Classes taught by practicing attorneys.


 
 

Meredith College, Paralegal Program

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3800 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919.760.8354

Fax: 919.760.2898

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.meredith.edu/legal

Contact: Marisa Campbell

Meredith College’s Paralegal Program is an ABA-Approved and North Carolina State Bar Qualified program designed to be completed in two evening semesters. It is a post-baccalaureate certificate program for men and women who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Admission is competitive.


 

ParalegalTech Institute
2 Perlman Drive
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-371-9101
Contact: Avi Katz
E-mail:
[email protected]
Internet: www.paralegaltech.com
ParalegalTech offers a 100% online 27 credit National Paralegal Certificate program. Students interact with experienced attorney instructors via live interactive audio/video lecturing. Students complete the comprehensive curriculum in
7-14 months, after which they are offered comprehensive job placement services.


 
 

Peirce College

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1420 Pine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 1.888.GO.PEIRCE

Fax: 215.670.9101

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.peirce.edu

Contact: Edwin B. Miller, Esq.

Founded in 1865 Peirce College® is a private, specialized institution providing practical, leading-edge degree programs to primarily working adult learners. Peirce offers the only ABA-approved bachelor’s degree program in Paralegal Studies in Philadelphia. Associate degree and post-bachelor certificate options are also available and all courses are offered on campus or online.


 
 

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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10915 Hardin Valley Road

P. O. Box 22990

Knoxville, TN 37933-0990

Phone: 865.971.5225

Fax: 865.971.5221

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.pstcc.edu

Contact: Arlene A. Cleveland, Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator

Pellissippi State’s Paralegal Studies is a two-year Associate of Applied Sciences Degree program providing an excellent balance of course work and practical assignments in a simulated law office environment. Students are prepared for paralegal employment upon graduation. Day and evening courses are offered.


 
 

Pennsylvania College of Technology

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One College Avenue

Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: 570.320.2400, ext. 7740

Fax: 570.327.4529

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.pct.edu/legal

This Penn State affiliate offers ABA-approved associate and baccalaureate paralegal programs and a nurse/paralegal certificate. Day and evening classes available. Paralegal instructors are licensed attorneys. Courses include Legal Research and Writing, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Family Law, Estates, Criminal Practice, interviewing and other legal specialties. Students receive job experience through internship placement.


 
 

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

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Guerin Hall

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Phone: 812.535.5235

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.smwc.edu

Contact: Kathryn L. Myers, Coordinator, Paralegal Studies

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the nation’s oldest Catholic college for women, is a 67-acre wooded campus located five miles northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana. The peaceful and beautiful campus features a fitness trail, lake, and stables amid the stately academic buildings. Founded in 1840 by the Sisters of Providence, the College boasts an enrollment of approximately 1,700 students in campus-based, undergraduate distance-learning, and graduate programs. Besides the College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is common ground for the Sisters of Providence, Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Providence Center and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.


 
 

South University — West Palm Beach

1760 N. Congress Ave.

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561.697.9200

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.southuniversity.edu

Contact: Doris Rachles

South University offers a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies at four campuses and online. Its programs are accredited by the American Bar Association and offer a background in legal concepts, critical thinking skills, and practical applications to prepare future paralegals. www.southuniversity.edu


 
 

Thomas Edison State College

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101 W. State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

Phone: 609.984.4839

Fax: 609.984.3839

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.tesc.edu

Contact: Barbara Eklund, Assistant Dean,
             School of Professional and Continuing Studies

The online Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a comprehensive, cutting-edge program led by the nation’s leading paralegal educators and authors. The 45-week program includes 7 courses (Introduction to Paralegalism, Contracts, Torts, Legal Research/Writing, Litigation, Administrative Law, Technology in the Law) and emphasizes the new technology vital to the paralegals today.


 
 

UC Irvine Extension

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P.O. Box 6050

Irvine, CA 92616

Phone: 949.824.5528

Fax: 949.824.1547

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.extension.uci.edu

Contact: Beverly Moss-Jones

UC Irvine Extension offers an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate Program that provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and the role and responsibilities of paralegals. Courses integrate legal theory with workplace application to prepare students for successful paralegal careers. Course fee ranges from $200 to $455.


 
 

Washington Online Learning Institute

111-119 Main Street

Nanuet, NY 10954

Phone: 800.627.2319

Fax: 845.627.1159

Contact: Michael A. Koplen

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.WOLI.com

WASHINGTON ONLINE LEARNING INSTITUTE, the nation’s leading fully-accredited online paralegal school, offers a comprehensive catalog of basic and advanced legal studies courses and certification programs. Courses are taught by experienced attorneys in our award-winning online classroom format. Certification from WOLI is recognized in all 50 states. WOLI’s curriculum includes a 10-month National Paralegal Certificate Program, which covers major legal subjects such as Legal Research and Writing, Criminal Law, Personal Injury Law, Family Law, and much more. WOLI offers advanced CLE courses and career planning guidance and placement to all graduates. WOLI is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools, and is licensed by New York State Department of Education.

 

 


Alabama

Faulkner University

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5345 Atlanta Hwy

Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: 334.386.7304; Fax: 334.386.7281

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.faulkner.edu

Contact: Marci S. Johns, J.D., Legal Studies Director

Faulkner University’s Montgomery, Ala­bama campus offers an ABA-Approved Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies. The course work combines fundamental studies with specific legal courses to prepare students for a career as a public or private sector paralegal. The courses are conveniently offered in the day, evening, weekend, and online.

 

 


California

California State University, Los Angeles

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5151 State University Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90032-8619

Phone: 323.343.4967; Fax: 323.343.4954

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.calstatela.edu/exed/certificate/paralegal

Contact: Robin Hall

Attend a nationally respected, ABA-approved (since 1978) program that only requires 8 courses for certificate completion. Three specialty tracks are offered: Litigation, Corporate, and General. Students may enter the program any quarter and complete it in a year or less. Receive personal attention at every step, from pre-admission advisement to life-time place­ment assistance, with specialty courses available to stay current profession­ally. 10% discount for LAPA members.


UC Irvine Extension

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P.O. Box 6050

Irvine, CA 92616

Phone: 949.824.5528

Fax: 949.824.1547

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.extension.uci.edu

Contact: Beverly Moss-Jones

UC Irvine Extension offers an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate Program that provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and the role and responsibilities of paralegals. Courses integrate legal theory with workplace application to prepare students for successful paralegal careers. Course fee ranges from $200- $455.


University of California, Davis, Extension

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1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95618

Phone: 530.757.8820; Fax: 530-757-8634

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.extension.ucdavis.edu

Contact: Joan Rott

UCD Extension’s Paralegal Studies Program provides you with paralegal-specific training. Our program can be completed in six months because it focuses only on developing paralegal skills. We are confident that you will find it to be a thorough and challenging curriculum that will prepare you to work as an elite paralegal professional.


University of California, Los Angeles, Extension

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Attorney Assistant Training Program

10995 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 517

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1333

Phone: 310.825.0741

Fax: 310.825.9242

Email: [email protected]

Internet: www.uclaextension.edu/aatp

Contact: Katherine Chew, Esq.

UCLA Extension’s Attorney Assistant Training Program is offered in cooperation with the UCLA School of Law and is ABA approved. We offer a 5-month and 1-year program option in Litigation or Litigation/ Corporations. Both programs award 32.4 quarter units of postgraduate professional credit. UCLA Extension’s legal department also offers stand-alone courses for continuing education. For more information on these courses, please visit www.uclaextension.edu/legalcourses.


University of California, San Diego, Extension

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Legal Education Programs

9500 Gilman Drive, 0172-B

San Diego, CA 92093-0172

Phone: 858.882.8008

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.extension.ucsd.edu or www.paralegal.ucsd.edu

Contact: Julia M. Dunlap, Esq.

Infused with theory and practical skills, UC San Diego Extension’s three Legal Professional Certificates prepare students with up-to-date information in several important areas of the legal profession. ABA-approved since 1990, UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Paralegal Certificate Program offers two study options, part-time (associate’s degree or equivalent required) and accelerated (bachelor’s degree required). UC San Diego Legal Studies also offers professional certificates in Intellectual Property and Legal Secretary Studies. For information on these programs please visit www.extension.ucsd.edu or www.paralegal.ucsd.edu.


University of La Verne, Legal Studies Department

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1950 Third Street

La Verne, CA 91750

Phone: 909.593.3511 ext. 4428

Fax: 909.392.2707

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.ulv.edu/legalstudies

Contact: Patricia Adongo

The University of La Verne offers a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies. Classes are offered at night to accommodate working adults and include both substantive law and practical application. Internships are available. Class sizes are small. The University is a regionally accredited undergraduate and graduate institution.


University of San Diego

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5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: 619.260.4579

Fax: 619.260.2252

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.sandiego.edu/paralegal

Contact: Sue Sullivan

For over 30 years, the University of San Diego Paralegal Program has provided well-educated paralegals for the legal community. Classes covering topics such as legal research, civil litigation, contracts and criminal law prepare graduates to work in law firms, banks, corporations and government agencies. This American Bar Association-approved program offers day and evening classes, employment assistance, financial aid and internship opportunities.


West Los Angeles College

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9000 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA 90230

Phone: 310.287.4438

Fax: 310.287.4392

Email: [email protected]

Internet: www.wlac.edu

Contact: Vanita W. Nicholas

West Los Angeles College’s Paralegal Program, the FIRST & ONLY ABA-APPROVED paralegal program in the LA Community College District, is designed to equip students with the knowledge necessary to enter legal service fields as entry-level paralegals to assist attorneys in private and public sectors in all phases of legal work.

 

 


Colorado

Community College of Aurora

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16000 E. CentreTech Parkway

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 303.340.7070

Fax: 303.340.7080

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.CCAurora.edu/paralegal

Contact: Margaret Ann Uchner

ABA-approved since 1993 and just reapproved in 2006, CCA’s Paralegal Studies program offers two associate’s degrees and a paralegal certificate. Convenient evening and weekend classes at the Lowry campus make it easy for working students to attend. Outstanding instructors and challenging courses prepare students for meaningful careers in the legal profession.

 

 


Delaware

Wilmington College

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320 N. DuPont Highway

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: 302.356.6836; Fax: 302.322.7041

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.wilmcoll.edu/generalstudies/legalstudies.html

Contact: Amy L. Feeney, Esq., Legal Studies Coordinator

Earn a Bachelor’s degree or a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Legal Studies at Wilmington College. These unique programs are designed to develop professional and scholarly skills for undergraduate law-related careers or graduate studies in law. Day, evening, and weekend class sizes are small, and instructors are accessible and supportive.

 

 


Florida

The Law Center

Miami Dade College: Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 3506-22

Miami, FL 33132

Phone: (305) 237-7813

Fax: (305) 237-3859

Internet: www.mdc.edu/wolfson/academic/LegalAssistant/

Contact: Marvelle McIntyre-Hall, Esq.

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SACS Accredited

 

Miami Dade College’s Legal Assistant Program is an “ABA Approved” A.S. Degree program that offers excellent learning opportunities in the classroom and beyond — students excel in mock trial exercises, willingly serve as mentors to at-risk youth, and embrace community service opportunities through Lambda Epsilon Chi National Paralegal Honor Society.


South University — West Palm Beach

1760 N. Congress Ave.

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Phone: 561.697.9200

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.southuniversity.edu

Contact: Doris Rachles

South University offers a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies at four campuses and online. Its programs are accredited by the American Bar Association and offer a background in legal concepts, critical thinking skills, and practical applications to prepare future paralegals. www.southuniversity.edu.


St. Petersburg College

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2465 Drew St. BT 102

Clearwater, FL 33765

Phone: 727.791.2501

Fax: 727.791.2736

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.spcollege.edu/clw/business/paralegal

Contact: Susan Demers, Esq.

This two-year AS degree program is ABA approved and SACS accredited. Courses emphasize practical skills and include criminal and civil litigation, law office management, legal research and a required internship. Evening classes allow the student to work part/full time while pursuing this degree.

 

 


Illinois

Roosevelt University
Paralegal Studies Program

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430 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312.281.3300; Fax: 312.281.3188

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.roosevelt.edu/paralegal

Contact: Carrie Lausen

The Roosevelt University Paralegal Studies Program offers a post-baccalaureate certificate, which can be completed in as little as 4 1/2 months and two bachelor degree program options. Approved by the American Bar Association since 1976, the program has over 10,000 graduates working throughout the United States. The program offers career development assistance, scholarship competitions and internships. A number of courses are available online.


Institute for Paralegal Studies
Loyola University Chicago

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820 N. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312.915.6820

Fax: 312.915.6508

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.luc.edu/paralegal

Contact: Jean Hellman Ryan, Director

For more than 15 years, Loyola paralegal graduates have been in high demand by legal employers. Students learn specific practical skills in a post-baccalaureate-level, competency-focused curriculum approved by the American Bar Association. This program offers a well-regarded internship option, employment assistance, and government-sponsored financial aid.

 

 


Indiana

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

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Guerin Hall

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Phone: 812.535.5235

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.smwc.edu

Contact: Kathryn L. Myers, Coordinator, Paralegal Studies

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the nation’s oldest Catholic college for women, is a 67-acre campus located five miles northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana. The peaceful, beautiful campus features a fitness trail, lake, and stables amid the stately academic buildings. Founded in 1840 by the Sisters of Providence, the College boasts an enrollment of approximately 1,700 students in campus-based, undergraduate distance-learning, and graduate programs. Besides the College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is common ground for the Sisters of Providence, Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Providence Center and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

 


Louisiana

Louisiana State University
Paralegal Studies Program

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1115 Pleasant Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225.578.6760

Fax: 225.578.6761

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.outreach.lsu.edu

Contact: Charlotte G. DesHotels

Louisiana’s only non-credit, certificate paralegal program, approved by the American Bar Association. Evening classes make it easy for students to work while attending paralegal school part-time or full-time. Internships and job placement are available, as well as continuing education for practicing paralegals.


Tulane University

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125 Gibson Hall

New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504.865.5333

Fax: 504.733.7947

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.scs.tulane.edu

Contact: Sallie E Davis, J. D.

Approved by the American Bar Association since 1981, the Tulane University Paralegal Studies Program, in the School of continuing Studies, offers two and four year degrees in Paralegal Studies as well as the post-baccalaureate certificate. We educate students of diverse backgrounds to become effective, ethical, and professional paralegals, offering career development, job placement assistance, and a faculty dedicated to the long-term success of the program.

 

 


Michigan

Baker College Of Clinton Township

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34950 Little Mack Ave.

Clinton Twp., MI 48035

Phone: 586.790.9587; Fax: 586.791.6611

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Internet: www.baker.edu

Contact: Kristi Wickerham, J.D., Paralegal Program Director,
or Lynn Carlino, J.D., LL.M., Associate Dean of Business

Baker College of Clinton Township offers an Associate of Business degree in Para­legal. Flexible scheduling options cater to working adults. The course work includes an emphasis on legal research, writing, and technology that prepares students to assist attorneys in drafting legal documents, interacting with clients, and assisting in trial preparation.

 

 


Minnesota

Alexandria Technical College

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1601 Jefferson Street

Alexandria MN 56308

Phone: 320.762.4516

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.alextech.edu

Contact: Mavis Pattee

Alexandria Technical College offers a 72- credit associate of applied science degree, which contains 32 law-related credits and 40 general education and technology credits. This program is designed to produce competent and confident graduates through coursework of integrated legal theory and technical and practical skill development.


Minnesota Paralegal Institute

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13911 Ridgedale Drive, Suite 175

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Phone: 952.542.8417

Internet: www.mnparalegal.com

MPI conducts an intensive ABA-approved, post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate program in a safe, pleasant suburban environment. Out-of-state students are welcome. The school is conveniently located near shopping and transportation. The intensive curriculum consists of 15 individual courses (329 contact hours in day school and 314 in the night program). The day program is four months long and the evening program is 11 months in length. Call or visit our website for free information.

 

 


New Jersey

Thomas Edison State College

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101 W. State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

Phone: 609.984.4839

Fax: 609.984.3839

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.tesc.edu

Contact: Barbara Eklund, Assistant Dean,
             School of Professional and Continuing Studies

The online Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a comprehensive, cutting-edge program led by the nation’s leading paralegal educators and authors. The 45-week program includes 7 courses (Introduction to Paralegalism, Contracts, Torts, Legal Research/Writing, Litigation, Administrative Law, Technology in the Law) and emphasizes the new technology vital to the paralegals today.

 

 


New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College

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Business & Information Technology Division

525 Buena Vista SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 505.224.3845

Fax: 505.224.3868

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.cnm.edu/depts/bit

Contact: Emil A. Radosevich

Central New Mexico Community College offers an ABA Approved degree program in Paralegal Studies. Day and evening classes are available. Courses range from legal research and writing, criminal and civil litigation, evidence, family law, and other specialties useful to paralegals. No tuition for Paralegal Studies courses. ($40 registration fee per term).

 

 


New York

Marist College

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400 Westage Business Center

Fishkill, New York 12524

Phone: 845.897.9648

Fax: 845.897.4653

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.marist.edu/gce/fishkill

Contact: Donna Tompkins

ABA-Approved 60 credit Certificate Program offered in a variety of formats. Weekend and evening classes are available. Classes taught by practicing attorneys.


ParalegalTech Institute
2 Perlman Drive
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-371-9101
Contact: Avi Katz
E-mail:
[email protected]
Internet: www.paralegaltech.com
ParalegalTech offers a 100% online 27 credit National Paralegal Certificate program. Students interact with experienced attorney instructors via live interactive audio/video lecturing. Students complete the comprehensive curriculum in
7-14 months, after which they are offered comprehensive job placement services.


Syracuse University

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Legal Studies/Paralegal Program

700 University Avenue, 4th Floor

Syracuse, NY 13244

Phone: 315.443.3299

Fax: 315.443.4410

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: http://suce.syr.edu/lap/

Contact: Director, Bruce F. Hamm, JD

The Syracuse University Program, approved by the American Bar Association since 1983, is also a member of AAfPE, IPMA, NALA, and NFPA. SU offers both a bachelor’s degree program and a certificate program convenient for working persons. Outstanding faculty, internships, placement assistance, bar association membership, and a full law library are available. Graduates are employed in private law offices, public agencies, corporations, legal services, and law-related occupations.

 

 


North
Carolina

Meredith College, Paralegal Program

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3800 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919.760.8354

Fax: 919.760.2898

E-mail: c[email protected]

Internet: www.meredith.edu/legal

Contact: Marisa Campbell

Meredith College’s Paralegal Program is an ABA-Approved and North Carolina State Bar Qualified program designed to be completed in two evening semesters. It is a post-baccalaureate certificate program for men and women who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Admission is competitive.

 

 


Ohio

Capital University Law School Paralegal Programs

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303 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614.236.6885

Fax: 614.236.6958

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.law.capital.edu

Contact: Donna Schoebel, Director

Capital University Law School offers an ABA-Approved Paralegal program for 4 year Bachelor’s degree graduates. Students can attend for 1 year on evenings and weekends or for 14 weeks full-time during the day in the Summer Immersion Program. Capital also has certificate programs for Legal Nurse Consultants (ABA Approved) with classes held one weekend per month for 10 months, and for Life Care Planners (CHCC Approved) with modules online and one Trial Practice module on-site.


Ursuline College

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2550 Lander Road

Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

Phone: 440.449.5403

Fax: 440.684.6128

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.ursuline.edu/academics/ucap/prof_legal_studies.asp

Contact: Anne Murphy Brown, Director, Legal Studies Program

Ursuline College offers a Bachelor’s Degree and a Certificate in Legal Studies in an accelerated format for working adults. The curriculum provides students with an education that includes knowledge of state and federal law, professional responsibility, ethical considerations, legally-specific tech­nology, legal research, oral and written communication and professional projects in various legal practice areas.

 

 


Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania College

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Campus on College & Valley Roads

Summerdale, PA 17093

Phone: 800.759.2727

Fax: 717.728.2505

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.centralpenn.edu/academics/programs

Contact: Katie Borrelli

Central Pennsylvania College offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies as well as a Paralegal Associate Degree. Both programs teach about relevant bodies of law, the legal system, and judicial processes. Additionally, students gain trial experience and prepare for law school or other graduate degree program. Accelerated classes held year-round.


Duquesne University Paralegal Institute

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School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

216 Rockwell Hall, Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Phone: 412.396.1643 or 800.283.3853

Fax: 412.396.5072

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.leadership.duq.edu/paralegal/

Contact: Pamela J. Bailey

The Paralegal Institute offers a certificate in Paralegal Studies as well as continuing education courses for paralegals. Specializations available. Bachelor’s degree required. Evening courses held in the fall, winter and spring. Accelerated, daytime summer session also available. Students and alumni have 24-hour access to the Online Paralegal Job Bank.


Peirce College

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1420 Pine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 1.888.GO.PEIRCE; Fax: 215.670.9101

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.peirce.edu

Contact: Edwin B. Miller, Esq.

Founded in 1865 Peirce College® is a private, specialized institution providing practical, leading-edge degree programs to primarily working adult learners. Peirce offers the only ABA-approved bachelor’s degree program in Paralegal Studies in Philadelphia. Associate degree and post-bachelor certificate options are also available and all courses are offered on campus or online.


Pennsylvania College of Technology

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One College Avenue

Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: 570.320.2400, ext. 7740

Fax: 570.327.4529

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.pct.edu/legal

This Penn State affiliate offers ABA-approved associate and baccalaureate paralegal programs and a nurse/paralegal certificate. Day and evening classes available. Paralegal instructors are licensed attorneys. Courses include Legal Research and Writing, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Family Law, Estates, Criminal Practice, interviewing and other legal specialties. Students receive job experience through internship placement.

 

 


Tennessee

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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10915 Hardin Valley Road

P. O. Box 22990

Knoxville, TN 37933-0990

Phone: 865.971.5225

Fax: 865.971.5221

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.pstcc.edu

Contact: Arlene A. Cleveland, Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator

Pellissippi State’s Paralegal Studies is a two-year Associate of Applied Sciences Degree program providing an excellent balance of course work and practical assignments in a simulated law office environment. Students are prepared for paralegal employment upon graduation. Day and evening courses are offered.

 

 


Texas

South Texas College

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3201 West Pecan Boulevard

McAllen, TX 78501

Phone: 956.872.8306

Fax: 956.872.2670

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.southtexascollege.edu

Contact: Iris Rios, Paralegal Program Chair

South Texas College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the roles and functions of paralegals in law firms and occupational settings. Students develop foundational legal knowledge, training in analytical thinking, and skills in legal research and writing.

 

 


Virginia

Beta Tech

7914 Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond, VA 23235

Phone: 804.330.0111

Fax: 804.330.3809

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.betatech.edu/

Contact: Ann Tribbey, J.D., Legal Coordinator

Beta Tech, Richmond, Virginia, offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Law. You will do legal research using the traditional legal library and by using the most popular online databases in the country. Students learn the day to day procedures of running a busy legal office. Specialized areas of study include criminal law, personal injury litigation, real estate law and corporate law. Your education will include general education courses in communication, literature, math and psychology.

 

 


Washington

Skagit Valley College Paralegal Program

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2405 East College Way

Mount Vernon WA 98273-5899

Phone: 360.416.7700 or 360.416.7774

Fax: 360.416.7918

Internet: www.skagit.edu

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Contact: Edward (Ted) Maloney, J.D., Department Chair,
or Nora Whitley-Abelite, M.Ed., Interim Department Chair

Skagit Valley College offers an ABA-Approved ATA Degree in Paralegal Studies or for those students who have obtained prior degrees, a Certificate in Paralegal studies. Our program prepares you for the paralegal profession through the study of law, development of thinking and writing skills, the acquisition of related occupational skills, and internships under attorney supervision.

 

 


Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University

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1437 37th Street, N. W.

Poulton Hall 2nd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20057

Phone: 202.687.8700; Fax: 202.687.8954

E-mail: [email protected]

Internet: www.georgetown.edu/scs/psp

Contact: Kelly McCombie

The Georgetown University Paralegal Studies Program (PSP) has been approved by the ABA since 1977, and offers the following two options: 1) a one year, part-time evening program with 14 required courses, and 2) a 14-week, full-time summer intensive day program with 10 required courses plus a 2-week internship.  A 4-year college degree is required for admission. Individual courses are also available on a pre-approved basis.

 

 


Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Area Technical College

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700 West State Street

Milwaukee WI 53233

Phone: 414.297.7679

Fax: 414.297.6408

Internet: www.matc.edu

E-mail: [email protected]

Contact: Carol Brady, Program Coordinator

Our ABA-approved Certificate and Associate Degree Programs offer a full range of legal specialty courses taught by some of the areas most talented professionals.

 

 


 


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