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 New Jersey have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.
- The online Master of Legal Studies from American University equips students with fundamental legal training and industry-specific knowledge. Students attend online classes and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C. Complete in as few as 15 months. No GRE or LSAT required.
- Fordham Law’s online master’s in corporate compliance. Bachelor’s degree required. Complete in as few as 20 months. GRE, GMAT, and LSAT scores not required to apply.
- The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers current and future paralegals an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system. GRE an LSAT scores are not required.
- The online Master of Legal Studies program from Pepperdine Law teaches professionals from a variety of fields the fundamental legal skills they need to better execute their law-related responsibilities. No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply.
You know that your education is the first—and most important—step to either beginning or advancing a career as a paralegal. But frankly, the sheer number of choices is so overwhelming that you’re just not sure how you’ll weed through all the schools and make the best decision for you and your career.
Nationwide, paralegal programs number in the hundreds. But not all programs are created equal. We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding an online or campus-based paralegal program by providing you with a list of the best of the best—programs that have earned regional or national accreditation.
So, whether you have dreams of working in one of Newark’s leading law firms, or you see yourself working for a nationally renowned nonprofit in Paterson, we have you covered with programs that’ll get you there.
Request information to learn more about tuition rates, delivery methods (on-campus, online or a combination of the two) and other key points that make these programs stand out from the competition.