Paralegals take specialized law courses that prepare them for the practical aspects of supporting attorneys in legal matters. Legal topics such as:
- Criminal law
- Family law
- Real property law
- Intellectual property law
- Bankruptcy law
- Environmental law
- Legal research and writing are some of the courses available to students.
In addition, all Paralegal students have the opportunity to perform an internship in a Paralegal-type placement under the supervision of a practicing attorney. For those interested in additional hands-on experience, you may work with our refugee program to provide legal support to attorneys working for the rights of individuals who are new to this country.
The demand for Paralegals has grown, and students who are well-prepared can begin an exciting career immediately. These legal courses can be taken as electives as well for students with other majors who desire to have a unique or more complete set of skills within their fields. Those who wish to go on to graduate school or law school will find themselves well-prepared with hands on training in specific legal protocols.