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2014 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

  
    

                    

     
   

 

GEOGRAPHICAL LISTING BY STATE

ALABAMA

South University
Campus locations:
Columbia, South Carolina
Montgomery, Alabama
Savannah, Georgia
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tel: 800-688-0932
online.southuniversity.edu
southuniversity.edu

South University offers the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree programs and prepare you for entry-level employment in the legal field by providing you with a broad academic background in: general education; fundamental theoretical legal concepts; and practical applications. The ABA has approved the South University Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs at Savannah, GA., Montgomery, AL., West Palm Beach, FL., and Columbia, SC. Only the South University program at Savannah had courses approved in an alternative (online) delivery format by ABA. Additionally, those who enroll in the partially online Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs in Savannah must complete LGS 1001 Introduction to Paralegalism, LGS 1005 Legal Research and Writing LGS 1006 Legal Research and Writing II and LGS 2001 Civil Litigation in the traditional classroom format on a South University campus or other institution that meets our transfer criteria.

Columbia 803.799.9082
Montgomery 334.395.8800
Savannah 912.201.8000
West Palm Beach 561.273.6500
ABA Approved
AAfPE Member


ARIZONA

National Paralegal College
6516 N 7th Street, Ste 103
Phoenix, AZ 85014-1262
Phone: 800 371-6105 • Fax: 866 347-2744
http://nationalparalegal.edu

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

CALIFORNIA

California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
Contact: Janet Kelly
Tel: (510) 885-2313
Email: janet.kelly@csueastbay.edu
www.ce.csueastbay.edu/paralegal

The American Bar Association (ABA)-approved California State University, East Bay Certificate in Paralegal Studies qualifies aspiring paralegals for careers in the field, whether in law offices, corporations, government agencies, or other organizations. Earning a certificate is also an excellent option for existing paralegals who seek to differentiate themselves, increase earning potential and meet or exceed the educational requirements dictated by California law. Paralegal courses are offered in the evenings at three San Francisco Bay Area locations, and courses are also offered online. For more information, please visit http://www.ce.csueastbay.edu/ paralegal or contact Janet Kelly at janet.kelly@csueastbay.edu or (510) 885-2313.

ABA Approved
AAfPE Member

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8619
Phone: 323-343-4967 • Fax: 323-343-4954
www.calstatela.edu/exed/certificate/paralegal
ABA   AAfPE

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
www.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 as a stand-alone certificate or as part of a Bachelor of Arts completion degree in Legal Studies. Students who attend full-time can complete the certificate requirements in less than one year. Internship opportunities are available.

ABA Approved

National University
5245 Pacific Concourse Drive
Los Αngeles, CA 90045
Phone: 858-642-8337 • Fax: 858-642-8714
www.nu.edu
ABA   AAfPE

University of California, Davis Extension
1333 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618-4852
Phone: 530-754-7060 • Fax: 530-754-510
www.extension.edu/legal

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

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 (the certificate program cannot be taken entirely online). View all our student, graduate and employer testimonials at our website.

ABA Approved
AAfPE Member
Distance Learning

University of California San Diego, Extension
6256 Greenwich Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
Tel: 858-534-8164
Contact: Julia Dunlap, Esq., Director of Legal Education
Email: jdunlap@ucsd.edu
http://extension.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. Program Format Options:
• Intensive, 12-week Accelerated Program
• Part-time, taking a series of evening and day courses Career Services:
• One-on-one counseling from Career Services Manager included in tuition
• Job portal with listings available only to students and alumni

ABA-approved
AAfPE Member

University of La Verne
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: 909-593-3511 x4428 • Fax: 909-392-270
www.ulv.edu/legalstudies
ABA AAfPE

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
www.sandiego.edu/paralegal

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
www.wlac.edu/paralegal
ABA AAfPE

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

COLORADO

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

 

FLORIDA

South University
Campus locations:
Columbia, South Carolina
Montgomery, Alabama
Savannah, Georgia
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tel: 800-688-0932
www.online.southuniversity.edu
www.southuniversity.edu

South University offers the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree programs and prepare you for entry-level employment in the legal field by providing you with a broad academic background in: general education; fundamental theoretical legal concepts; and practical applications. The ABA has approved the South University Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs at Savannah, GA., Montgomery, AL., West Palm Beach, FL., and Columbia, SC. Only the South University program at Savannah had courses approved in an alternative (online) delivery format by ABA.  Additionally, those who enroll in the partially online Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs in Savannah must complete LGS 1001 Introduction to Paralegalism, LGS 1005 Legal Research and Writing LGS 1006 Legal Research and Writing II and LGS 2001 Civil Litigation in the traditional classroom format on a South University campus or other institution that meets our transfer criteria.

Columbia 803.799.9082
Montgomery 334.395.8800
Savannah 912.201.8000
West Palm Beach 561.273.6500

ABA Approved
AAfPE Member

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
www.scf.edu/paralegallegalassisting/

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
www.westbayschool.com/asps.php
AAfPE

GEORGIA

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

South University
Campus locations:
Columbia, South Carolina
Montgomery, Alabama
Savannah, Georgia
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tel: 800-688-0932
www.online.southuniversity.edu
www.southuniversity.edu

South University offers the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree programs and prepare you for entry-level employment in the legal field by providing you with a broad academic background in: general education; fundamental theoretical legal concepts; and practical applications. The ABA has approved the South University Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs at Savannah, GA., Montgomery, AL., West Palm Beach, FL., and Columbia, SC. Only the South University program at Savannah had courses approved in an alternative (online) delivery format by ABA.  Additionally, those who enroll in the partially online Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs in Savannah must complete LGS 1001 Introduction to Paralegalism, LGS 1005 Legal Research and Writing LGS 1006 Legal Research and Writing II and LGS 2001 Civil Litigation in the traditional classroom format on a South University campus or other institution that meets our transfer criteria.

Columbia 803.799.9082
Montgomery 334.395.8800
Savannah 912.201.8000
West Palm Beach 561.273.6500

ABA Approved
AAfPE Membe

ILLINOIS

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Tel: 866 519-6482 Fax 888 845-1007
www.spcsonline.dom.edu

Online Program

Rockford Career College
1130 S. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-965-8616
www.rockfordcareercollege.edu/
ABA   AAfPE

Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-281-3300 • Fax: 312-281-3188
www.roosevelt.edu/paralegal
ABA   AAfPE

INDIANA

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Phone: 812-535-5106 • Fax: 812-535-5010
www.smwc.edu
AAfPE

MAINE

Husson University
One College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-973-1081 • Fax: 207-992-1985
www.husson.edu
AAfPE

MICHIGAN

Broadview University
898 N 1200 W
Orem, UT 84057
Tel: 877-822-5838
Fax: 801-822-5801
http://www.broadviewuniversity.edu/

Broadview University Paralegal Degree Broadview University offers both a paralegal associate and bachelor’s degree. Using all the latest industry software, you will learn how to evaluate case law, conduct complex legal research, prepare evidence and find alternative dispute resolution from industry-experienced experts. You will graduate with all the skills needed to work in many different areas of law including paralegal, compliance, human resources and banks. Earn your associate degree in as little as 21 months and a bachelor’s degree in as little as 36 months. Classes are available both online and on campus. To learn more log onto BroadviewUniversity.edu or call 1-877-480-3335.

AAfPE Member

Both Online and on campus

 

MINNESOTA

Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56334
Phone: 320 762-4516 • Fax 320762-4620
www.alextech.edu

Globe University
8089 Globe Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125
Tel: 651 730-5100
Fax: 651 730-5151
http://www.globeuniversity.edu/

Globe University Paralegal Degrees Earn your paralegal associate or bachelor’s degree from Globe University. Gain valuable hands-on training from professionals working in the field. You will graduate ready to hit the ground running, prepared to write and conduct legal research, analyze legal problems, interview clients and prepare evidence. You will use the latest industry software in time and billing, case management and e-discovery and gain valuable experience putting your skills to use in your community. To learn more about our paralegal degrees or legal administrative assistant diploma program log onto globeuniversity.edu or call 1-877-303-6060.

Online Program

Minnesota Paralegal Institute
13911 Ridgedale Drive, Suite 175
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone: 952-542-8417
www.mnparalegal.com
ABA   AAfPE

NEBRASKA

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

 

NEW YORK

Marist College
400 Westage Business Ctr.
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: 845-897-9648 • Fax: 845-897-4653
www.marist.edu/cc/fiskill
ABA   AAfPE

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-260-5124 • Fax: 718-260-5387
www.citytech.cuny.edu
ABA   AAfPE

Syracuse University Legal Studies/Paralegal Program
700 University Ave., 4th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-3299 • Fax: 315-443-4410
http://suce.syr.edu/lap/
ABA   AAfPE

NORTH CAROLINA

Duke University
114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse
Box 90708, Durham, NC 27708
Paralegal Certificate Program
Tel: 919 684-2601 Fax: 919 668-6747
www.Duke.edu/certificates/paralegal
Online Program

Meredith College, Paralegal Program
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-760-8354 or 919-760-2855 • Fax: 919-760-2898
www.meredith.edu/legal
ABA   AAfPE

OHIO

Chancellor University
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-432-8992 • Fax: 216-361-9274
www.chancelloru.com
ABA   AAfPE

PENNSYLVANIA

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
www.calu.edu/gojurisprudence
www.calu.edu/golegalstudies

California University of Pennsylvania, Middle States Accredited, is proud to provide quality academic programs in undergraduate and graduate Legal Studies. Cal U’s programs are delivered 100% ONLINE in a flexible environment, allowing students to complete their studies from any computer with Internet access. The MS in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy concentration 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 access; to reconcile and mediate. PACE certified paralegals are eligible for advanced standing in our programs.

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
www.centralpenn.edu
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
ABA AAfPE

Duquesne University Paralegal Institute
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
600 Forbes Avenue
216 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
www.duq.edu/paralegal

ABA Approved AAfPE Member

Peirce College
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215 670-9291 Fax: 215 670-9255
www.peirce.edu/PLGtoday

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
www.pct.edu/legal
ABA

SOUTH CAROLINA

South University

Campus locations:
Columbia, South Carolina
Montgomery, Alabama
Savannah, Georgia
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tel: 800-688-0932
online.southuniversity.edu
southuniversity.edu

South University offers the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree programs and prepare you for entry-level employment in the legal field by providing you with a broad academic background in: general education; fundamental theoretical legal concepts; and practical applications. The ABA has approved the South University Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs at Savannah, GA., Montgomery, AL., West Palm Beach, FL., and Columbia, SC. Only the South University program at Savannah had courses approved in an alternative (online) delivery format by ABA. Additionally, those who enroll in the partially online Paralegal and Legal Studies Programs in Savannah must complete LGS 1001 Introduction to Paralegalism, LGS 1005 Legal Research and Writing LGS 1006 Legal Research and Writing II and LGS 2001 Civil Litigation in the traditional classroom format on a South University campus or other institution that meets our transfer criteria.

Columbia 803.799.9082
Montgomery 334.395.8800
Savannah 912.201.8000
West Palm Beach 561.273.6500
ABA Approved
AAfPE Member

 

TEXAS

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

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Georgetown University
640 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 687-8700
http://paralegalstudies.georgetown.edu

Georgetown University’s Paralegal Studies Program is the only paralegal program in Washington, D.C. approved by the American Bar Association—an important credential that gives students a competitive edge in this fast-growing industry. With options for full- or par t-time participation in Georgetown’s convenient Chinatown location, the program offers a flexible way for students to advance their education and career. In addition to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the law, students develop the strategic thinking and technical skills they need to excel in the legal community. Graduates pursue successful careers in an array of industries, including legal, corporate, nonprofit, and government. Learn more at http://paralegalstudies.georgetown.edu

ABA Approved

The George Washington University
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-1000
http://cps.gwu.edu/paralegal

AAfPE Member
Distance Learning

 

 

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