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2013 Paralegal School Directory

Use the following advertising directory to begin your research for the right paralegal school. Whether your goal is pursuing a paralegal certificate, obtaining a paralegal degree, or continuing your paralegal studies, this list should help you get started. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list of paralegal education programs. The listed institutions supplied the information. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own research. More information for prospective paralegals, paralegal students, and paralegal instructors may be found under the Education link above and in upcoming issues of Paralegal Today magazine.

ABA Indicates American Bar Association-approved program. AAfPE Indicates membership in American Association for Paralegal Education






National Paralegal College
6516 N 7th Street, Ste 103
Phoenix, AZ 85014-1262
Contact: Andrew Katz
Phone: 800 371-6105 • Fax: 866 347-2744
Email: info@nationalparalegal.edu

The Paralegal Institute
18275 N. 59th Ave., Suite 186
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: 800-354-1254 • Fax: 602-212-0502


California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8619
Phone: 323-343-4967 • Fax: 323-343-4954

John F. Kennedy University
Pleasant Hill - Main Campus
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
Tel: 800 696-5358 Fax: 925 969-3631 (Admissions - Pleasant Hill)
Email: proginfo@jfku.edu

The Paralegal Certificate program at John F. Kennedy University is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and offers the most relevant and recent cutting-edge education available. Our outstanding faculty. comprised of practicing attorneys, guide students in their coursework and their professional goals. The curriculum provides students with the practical legal skills and knowledge necessary to become effective members of a legal team. The program, offered at the Pleasant Hill campus in California, can be completed in one year and the coursework applied to a BA in Legal Studies, which is also ABA approved. Internship opportunities are available.

ABA Approved

National University
5245 Pacific Concourse Drive
Los Ángeles, CA 90045
Phone: 858-642-8337 • Fax: 858-642-8714

University of California, Davis Extension
1333 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618-4852
Phone: 530-754-7060 • Fax: 530-754-510

University of California, Irvine Extension
P.O. Box 6050
Irvine, CA 92616
Contact: Gina Cho
Tel: 949 824-4598 Fax: 949 824-1547

University of California, Irvine Extension offers an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate Program, continuing education, internships and job postings. Known for its outstanding reputation for practice-based education, students receive instruction from practicing attorneys and paralegals from prominent law firms, corporations and public sector agencies. Courses are conveniently offered in the evening and online. View all our student, graduate and employer testimonials at our website below.

ABA Approved AAfPE Member Distance Learning

University of California, San Diego Extension
6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego, CA 92122
Contact: Julia Dunlap, Esq. Director of Legal Education
Phone: 858 534-8164 Fax: 858 246-1031
Email: jdunlap@ucsd.edu

UCSD Extension’s Paralegal Program is taught by experienced paralegals and attorneys, and features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. Choose the intensive, 12-week Accelerated Program, or attend part time taking a series of evening and day courses. Included in the tuition is job placement assistance and one-on-one counseling from the Career Services Manager. Periodic job blasts to students and alumni list openings for entry-level and experienced paralegals.

ABA Approved AAfPE Member

University of La Verne
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: 909-593-3511 x4428 • Fax: 909-392-270
Contact: Patricia Adongo

University of San Diego Paralegal Program
5998 Alcala Park, BA 204
San Diego, CA 92110
Tel: 619-260-4579 Fax: 619 260-2252
Contact: Sue Sullivan
Email: paralegal@sandiego.edu

The University of San Diego Paralegal Program prepares students to assist in the effective delivery of legal services to both the public and private sector of our society. Graduates are prepared to work in law firms, corporations and government agencies. The program offers an intensive day program or a part-time evening program; Employment assistance; financial aid; and Internship opportunities are available.
Classes cover topics such as legal research, intellectual property, civil and business litigation, contracts, real estate, bankruptcy and criminal law. Contact us to learn more about this exciting program!

ABA Approved AAfPE Member

West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 310-287-4438 • Fax: 310-287-4392

Fremont College
18000 Studebaker Road
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: 562-809-5100 or 1-800-373-6668 • Fax: 562-809-7100


Community College of Aurora
9235 E 10th Drive
Aurora, CO 80230Contact: Margaret Ann Uchnar
Phone: 303 340-7254 • Fax 303 340-7080
Email: Margaret.uchner@ccaurora.edu



South University – West Palm Beach
1760 N. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: 561-697-9200 • Fax: 561-697-9944

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
Tel: 941 752-5359 Fax: 941 727-6135
Email: bechtos@scf.edu

SCF’s accredited college program leads to a degree or certificate in paralegal studies. The program prepares students for employment as paralegals and related professions. Students receive instruction in legal research, litigation, business law, estates and probate, tort law, contracts, family law, real property, law office management, and law office technology.

AAfPE Member Both Face-to-Face and Distance Learning

Westbay Career School
27212 Foamflower Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: 813-907-8961 Fax: 813-973-3577


Kennesaw State University
College of Continuing & Professional Education
1000 Chastain Rd-MD 3301-KC-Bld 633
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Contact: Pam Cannon
Phone: 770-423-6638 • Fax: 770 423-676 5
Email: paralegal@kennesaw.edu


Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Tel: 866 519-6482 Fax 888 845-1007
Contact: Conor O’Malley
Email: onlinespcs@dom.edu

Dominican University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies builds the foundation for individuals to pursue or advance their careers dealing with legal issues or continue on to law school. Students greatly improve their legal writing skills and learn to think analytically. In addition to a strong core curriculum, our graduates gain expertise in criminal, real estate, and administrative law; negotiation; freedom of speech; and civil rights issues. Our affordable, rigorous and flexible online program is taught by industry experts. Dominican University is accredited and has been highly ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges in the Midwest.”

Online Program

Rockford Career College
1130 S. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-965-8616
E-Mail: pgibson@rbcsuccess.com

Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-281-3300 • Fax: 312-281-3188


Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Phone: 812-535-5106 • Fax: 812-535-5010


Husson University
One College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-973-1081 • Fax: 207-992-1985


Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56334
Contact: Mavis Pattee
Phone: 320 762-4516 • Fax 320762-4620
Email: mavisp@alextech.edu

Minnesota Paralegal Institute
13911 Ridgedale Drive, Suite 175
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone: 952-542-8417


Central Community College
3134 W. Hwy 34
Grand Island, NE 68802-4903
Phone: 308-398-7489 • Fax: 308-398-7398



Marist College
400 Westage Business Ctr.
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: 845-897-9648 • Fax: 845-897-4653

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-260-5124 • Fax: 718-260-5387

Syracuse University Legal Studies/Paralegal Program
700 University Ave., 4th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-3299 • Fax: 315-443-4410
Contact: Bruce F. Hamm, JD, Director


Duke University
114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse
Box 90708, Durham, NC 27708
Director, Duke Paralegal Certificate Program
Tel: 919 684-2601 Fax: 919 668-6747
Contact: Tanya Anderson
Email: tanya.l.anderson@duke.edu

The Duke Paralegal Certificate Program is offered by Duke University Continuing Studies. The program includes an online paralegal certificate and specialist paralegal online certificates. Each program curriculum is comprehensive and skill-based. The specialist paralegal online certificate includes ADR, Business Law, Immigration Law, Law Office Administration, and many more.

Online Program

Meredith College, Paralegal Program
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-760-8354 or 919-760-2855 • Fax: 919-760-2898


Chancellor University
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-432-8992 • Fax: 216-361-9274


California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
Box 103
California, PA 15419
Tel: 724-938-4710 Fax: 724-938-4712
Contact: Dr. Christina A. Toras
Email: toras@calu.edu

California University of Pennsylvania, Middle States Accredited, is proud to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Legal Studies. The programs are delivered completely ONLINE in a flexible and quality environment for busy adults seeking professional advancement. The MS in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy track allows students the opportunity to address, analyze and critique the law from a legal, social, administrative, philosophical and cultural perspective, while enhancing one’s ability to advocate and argue; to research and assess; to reconcile and mediate.

Online Programs

Central Penn College
Summerdale Campus
600 Valley Rd., PO Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Phone: 717 732-0702 • 800-759-2727 • Fax: 717-728-2505
Lancaster Campus
1905 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: 717 393-0779
Lehigh Valley Campus
1455 Valley Center Parkway
Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 484 895-3745

Duquesne University Paralegal Institute
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
600 Forbes Avenue
216 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Contact: Pam Bailey
Email: paralegal@duq.edu

Tel: 412-396-1643 or 800-283-3853 Fax: 412-396-5072
The Paralegal Institute offers a certificate in Paralegal Studies as well as continuing education courses for paralegals. Several specialty certificate options. Evening courses held in the fall, winter and spring; accelerated, daytime session in summer. Effective placement program and online job bank. ABA approved program. Bachelor’s degree required.

ABA Approved AAfPE Member

Peirce College
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215 670-9291 Fax: 215 670-9255
Contact: Edwin B. Miller, J.D.
Email: emiller@peirce.edu

With the only American Bar Association approved bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies in the Philadelphia region, Peirce College uniquely provides graduates with the skills and credentials for successful careers in the legal industry, Our well-earned reputation for high quality graduates distinguishes Peirce students in the workplace and prepares them for all aspects of the profession. Peirce Paralegal students enjoy stimulating coursework that demystifies the legal process and provides opportunities for specialty focus in areas such as, family law, real estate, personal injury, intellectual property, civil litigation, corporate law, civil rights, estate planning, and criminal law.

ABA Approved AAfPE Member Online Program

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-320-2400, ext. 7740 • Fax: 570-327-4529


Center For Advanced Legal Studies
3910 Kirby Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77098
Contact: Danella Argueta
Phone: 800 446-6931 • Fax 320762-4620
Email: danella@paralegal.edu



The George Washington University
950 North Glebe Road, Suite 120
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: 703 284-6011 Fax: 703 248-6212
Contact: Analisa Encinas
Email: aencinas@gwu.edu

The George Washington University College of Professional Studies,
in association with the GW Law School, offers both graduate certificate
and master’s degree in Paralegal Studies that are designed
to prepare students to enter the increasingly competitive paralegal
profession at the forefront of the profession. Students engage in a
rigorous, topical course of study that includes legal specialties in
Government Law, Intellectual Property Law, and International Law.
Courses balance theoretical, philosophical, and historical study of
law with practical applications in communication, analysis, ethics,
and legal technology skills focused on empowering graduates to
operate at the forefront of the profession.

AAfPE Member
Distance Learning



Georgetown University
3307 M Street, NW, Ste 202
Washington, DC 20057
Contact: Kelly S. Holdcraft
phone: 202 687-8466 • Fax: 202 687-8954
Email: paralegalstudies@georgetown.edu


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