About 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States offer formal training programs in paralegal studies, with about 260 of them being approved by the American Bar Association. Though most employers don’t see ABA-approval as a requirement for entry-level employment, graduating from an ABA-approved program is beneficial for those who plan to advance further in the field of law. Here you can see a list of recommended paralegal schools.
A typical 24-month associate program in paralegal studies includes classes in basic paralegal concepts, as well as a small variety of other subjects related to the profession. For most programs, these courses include subjects like:
- Legal Research
- Legal Analysis and Writing
- Litigation and Trial Practice
- Business Organizations
- Domestic Relations
- Criminal law
- Real property
- Trusts, Wills and Estate Administration
- Torts: Personal Injury Litigation
- Social Security Disability
- Administrative Law
- Environmental Law
- Interpersonal Communications
- Business Management
- Mathematics Essentials
At the completion of the program, the student is awarded an associate degree and is eligible for entry-level paralegal employment.
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Bryan University Online
Bryan University has a proven track record of successfully preparing graduates for over 70 years. Through hands-on, student-centered learning experiences, coupled with individualized support, Bryan students graduate with practical, productive skills that lead directly to high-demand professional careers. Unlike traditional institutions, Bryan also offers job placement assistance and lifetime refresher courses to ensure its graduates remain competitive for many years to come. Bryan enjoys a position within the higher education spectrum that is unique, respected, enviable and worthy of emulation.
At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education. That’s why we offer a wide range of quality Certificate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a highly interactive online format that emphasizes flexibility, convenience, and support. Whichever program you choose, you can take classes in 8-week modules, six times a year from faculty members with advanced degrees and extensive real-world experience. You’ll also enjoy access to a full array of academic support services, including advising, tutoring, writing center assistance, and our virtual library at no additional charge.
Keiser University eCampus Online
For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, healthcare and computer technology. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.
Kaplan University Online
At Kaplan University you’ll find professors with real-world experience who can help you develop your talent and achieve your goals. We offer more than 180 degrees in areas such as health sciences, legal studies, nursing, business and technology, and more!
Kaplan is one of the world’s leading providers of lifelong education with operations around the globe.
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Anthem College Online
Anthem College Online delivers career-focused diplomas and degrees in a wide variety of fields to help you meet the challenges of these fast growing and ever changing industries.
At Anthem College Online, you will find professionals ready to support your quest for a successful career. Anthem College Online offers programs to students who are entering the workforce for the first time as well as those who are looking to expand their existing career skills.
Vista College Online
As a student of the 21st century, Vista College Online prepares you with the knowledge and training necessary to excel in our global economy. The ability to learn new information and obtain real-world skills wherever you want and whenever you want removes any barriers to pursuing your dream.
Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Vista College Online offers an interactive learning environment. Inside the virtual classroom you will find lecture notes, images, videos, and more designed to provide you with the same quality of education you would receive in the classroom. Discussion boards with your classmates and instructor and email exchanges keep you constantly connected and engaged in the online community. By taking advantage of the flexible scheduling option with Vista College Online, you are committing to a quality online learning experience designed to meet your educational needs.
National American University
National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don’t just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.
Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it’s our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.
Harrison College is a nationally accredited college with more than 75,000 graduates. We offer a unique learning environment for students who want to pursue a career-focused, quality education and complete their degree in a student-centered atmosphere. In order to achieve your goals, we believe it’s important for us to take the time to get to know you. In fact, our students are often surprised at the one-on-one attention they receive here as compared to other institutions. You’ll experience it throughout every stage of your Harrison experience, from our Admissions Representatives to our Career Services staff and financial aid analysts to our course instructors. Each of us believes it is our goal to help you achieve yours.
At Keiser University we are here to help you succeed by providing the professional and academic foundation to meet your educational goals and objectives. Keiser University continues to be a valuable partner to employers, the community, and, above all, a valued choice for students serious about their education and career.
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses*. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. The College provides educational opportunities through curricula in business, business-related, administrative, management, technical and professional programs that are designed to prepare the student for direct entry into the job market. * Not all programs are available at all campuses.