The Paralegal Studies Program provides students with the unique opportunity to earn a certificate of completion in paralegal studies. Students have a choice to enroll as a noncredit student or to earn academic credit. Designed with a practical orientation, and with assignments that are applicable to real life work situations, the program challenges students to apply knowledge as it pertains to different in fact situations. Paralegal studies is an intensive program designed for working adults who are looking to upgrade their skills to make career changes. The paralegal studies program is an excellent opportunity to prepare for quick entry into the marketplace for one of the fastest-growing careers in the country.
Who Should Consider This Program
Currently employed paralegals and law firm employs will learn the skills necessary to increase billable hours and productivity. This is an excellent choice for individuals interested in becoming paralegals who will become proficient at legal terminology, analytical research, and writing. Pre-law students find these courses to be excellent preparation prior to enrolling in law school.
Faculty selected to teach these courses bring years of experience to the classroom as practicing legal professionals. Faculty are New York State Bar certified and currently practicing their professional area of expertise.
Program Requirements to earn a certificate of completion
The paralegal studies program consists of two courses, MFC 332 Paralegal Principles and Procedures. and MFC 334 Legal Research and Writing. Students may enhance the program by taking elective courses designed to expand their knowledge and upgrade their skills.
Further information Paralegal Studies, The University at Buffalo – Millard Fillmore College