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 Nebraska have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.
A lotta gumption, a keen eye for detail, and razor sharp decision-making skills are the makings of a great paralegal. But whether you’re looking to begin a paralegal career or advance or specialize in your current position, that’s not all you’re going to need – you must also have a solid education behind you.
From the halls of Omaha’s county courthouses to the boardrooms of Lincoln’s largest law firms, paralegals serve as valuable members of the legal team. And thanks to a burgeoning job market for legal support professionals, there’s no shortage of opportunities here.
Sure, having a wide array of on-campus and online programs to choose from makes it easier than ever to enter or advance in the profession, but it also makes finding a program that meets your needs a bit overwhelming. But we’ve made it easier for you by doing the research, and making some recommendations that include only schools with regional or national accreditation.
BS in Legal Studies – Online, campus
College of Saint Mary
Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – Campus
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Paralegal Studies – Campus
Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-bac) – Campus
Paralegal Studies Minor (only for nursing students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program) – Campus
Metropolitan Community College
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Studies – Paralegal Option – Campus
Legal Studies – Paralegal Accelerated Certificate (post-bac) – Campus
University of Nebraska Omaha
BS in Business Administration-Concentration in Legal Studies – Campus
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Master of Legal Studies – Campus