May 24, 2017

Paralegal Schools

Paralegal Today School Directory

iStock-Education-ImageUse 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 the American Association for Paralegal Education

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South University
Montgomery, Alabama
Tel: 800-688-0932



National Paralegal College
717 E Maryland Ave
Phoenix AZ 85014-1561
Tel: (800) 371-6105

National Paralegal College, a leader in online paralegal education since 2003, has educated thousands of students in pursuit of career enhancement and professional development. NPC offers nationally accredited programs that prepares students for a rewarding career in a variety of law- and business-related fields:
Undergraduate Programs:
• 24-credit paralegal certificate
• 60-credit associate of paralegal studies
• bachelor of science in legal studies
• bachelor of business administration concentrations available in human resource management and business law
• Joint Program: associate of paralegal studies and bachelor of business administration
Master’s degrees in any one of three disciplines, offered through NPC’s graduation division, National Juris University:
• Master of Science in Legal Studies
• Master of Science in Taxation
• Master of Science in Compliance Law

Distance Learning
Online paralegal education since 2003

1255 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85709
CONTACT: Linda C. Marks, MCC, Program Director
Telephone: (520) 206-7298 Fax: (520) 206-7202

Pima Community College’s ABA-approved Paralegal Program, in warm and sunny Tucson, offers an AAS Degree and a Post-Degree Certificate in Paralegal studies. We provide a solid foundation of core courses, several specialty electives, and an internship opportunity. Instructors are experts in their practice areas, and are skilled teachers. Join us for an exciting new career!


Day/Evening Classes

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


California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
Tel: (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


Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 442-6630
John F. Kennedy University
Pleasant Hill – Main Campus
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
Tel: 800 696-5358
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 leading 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 below.

ABA Approved
AAfPE Member
Distance Learning

Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies
UCR Extension Professional Studies
1200 University Ave.,
Riverside, CA 92507
Contact: Stacy Sweeney. Program Representative
Tel: (951) 827-5804 Fax: (951) 827-3043

UCR Extension Professional Studies offers the only ABA-approved program in the Inland Empire in Paralegal Studies. Students who want to enter the legal field or already in a legal environment will receive professional instruction from experienced paralegals and attorneys from local law firms, corporations and public sector agencies. The program features a curriculum that combines legal theory and analysis with the practical skills required of paralegals. Courses are offered in the evenings and includes internship opportunities.

AAfPE Member

University of California San Diego, Extension
6256 Greenwich Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
Tel: (858) 534-8164 Email:
Contact: Julia Dunlap, Esq., Director of Legal Education

UC San Diego Extension’s Paralegal Program is taught by experienced  paralegals and attorneys, and features curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. The program is ABA-approved.
Program Benefits:
Two program options:
– Intensive, 12 week Accelerated Program
– Part-time, taking a series of evening and day courses
Career Services, including one-on-one counseling  and a job portal with current listings.
UC San Diego Extension law department also offers two additional certificates in Intellectual Property and eDiscovery and Litigation Technology.

AAfPE Member

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


University of San Diego
Professional and Continuing Education
5998 Alcalá Park, Barcelona 204
San Diego CA 92110
Tel: (619) 260-4579 (main)
Contact: Tara Murphy, Esq.
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 80230
Phone: 303 340-7254 • Fax 303 340-7080


South University
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tel: 800-688-0932  561-273-6500
ABA Approved
AAfPE Member

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
Tel: 941 752-5359
AAfPE Member

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
Phone: 770-423-6638 • Fax: 770 423-676 5

South University
Savannah, Georgia
Tel: 800-688-0932  912.201.8000

ABA Approved
AAfPE Membe


Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Tel: 866 519-6482 Fax 888 845-1007
Rockford Career College
1130 S. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-965-8616


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



Boston University
One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-353-2000


Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56334
Phone: 320 762-4516 • Fax 320762-4620
Globe University
8089 Globe Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125
Tel: 651 730-5100
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



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

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



Umpqua Community College – Paralegal Studies
1140 Umpqua College
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Contact: Crystal Sullivan, Associate Professor, Department Chair
Phone: (541) 440-4663

Earn your Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies Degree ONLINE in less than two years with Umpqua Community College. Low cost community college rates, small class sizes, and advisors to
help you succeed and stay on track. Gain knowledge and skills to assist attorneys. Learn to draft legal documents, prepare for trails, and conduct legal research in areas such as family law, real-estate
law, business law, contract law, criminal law, probate law, and tort law.

UCC is an equal opportunity
employer and educator accredited
through the Northwest Commission
on Colleges and Universities.

Distance Learning
Online Programs


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

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

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

Drexel University
3001 Market Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (877) 215-0009
Online Programs

Duquesne University Paralegal Institute
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
600 Forbes Avenue
216 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Peirce College
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215 670-9291 Fax: 215 670-9255

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



South University
Columbia, South Carolina
Tel: 800-688-0932  803.799.9082



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


Broadview University
898 N 1200 W
Orem, UT 84057
Tel: 877-822-5838


Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 687-8700

ABA Approved

The George Washington University 
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-1000
AAfPE Member