Paralegal Schools in Michigan

The body of knowledge required to effectively perform legal support services can only come from a formal education in paralegal studies. As attorneys, corporations and government agencies work within an increasingly complex legal framework, the level of responsibility they expect paralegals to be able to take on has also increased. Law offices and other employers in Michigan have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.

From the Upper Peninsula across the Straits of Mackinac, all the way to the big city of Detroit, Michigan has some of the best opportunities for anybody looking to become a paralegal.

With rural areas on the Lower Peninsula offering the highest average paralegal salaries of all non-metro regions in the nation (US Department of Labor, 2016), you’ll need to come with some competitive credentials if you want to land an entry level job or carve out your niche here. In fact, this isn’t bad advice no matter where you might live in the state, whether you plan to work for the local law office in your hometown or if your goals are to land a job in a big firm with offices in a downtown skyscraper in Grand Rapids or Detroit.

You’ll find some recommendations above for what we think are the best paralegal programs in the state and online. You’re sure to find one that fits your schedule, budget, and your career goals. All the programs we selected are offered through schools that hold regional or national accreditation.

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You know you’re ready to make the move to become a Paralegal. All you need is the training to make it happen. Learn more about flexible training options and the cost of programs in your area.

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Central Michigan University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus


Davenport University

AS in Legal Studies – Campus

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus


Delta College

Associate in Business Studies, Legal Support Professional – Campus

Advanced Certificate in Law Office Specialist – Campus

Advanced Certificate in Law Office Foundation – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Online


Eastern Michigan University

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus


Ferris State University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus


Grand Valley State University

BA/BS in Legal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus


Henry Ford College

Associate of Business in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies (post-associate) – Campus


Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Legal Office Assistant Certificate – Campus


Lansing Community College

Associate of Business in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus


Macomb Community College

AAS in Legal Assistant Studies – Campus


Madonna University

AS Paralegal Studies – Campus

BS Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus


Michigan State University

BA in Political Science Pre-Law – Campus


North Central Michigan College

AAS Legal Assistant – Campus


Northern Michigan University

Paralegal AAS – Campus

Paralegal Bachelor’s Degree – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus


Northwestern Michigan College

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course – Online

Paralegal Certificate Course – Online


Oakland Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus


Oakland University

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus


University of Detroit Mercy

Certificate in Legal Studies – Campus


Washtenaw Community College

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus with the option for some online courses


Wayne County Community College District

Paralegal Technology AAS – Campus


Western Michigan University

Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law – Campus