We recognized Widener University Delaware Law School for offering one of Top Post-Degree Certificate Programs (Post-Associate and Post-Bac), adding them to our list of top recommendations for students in the area.
We were excited to hear from Eileen Grena, faculty member at Widener University Delaware Law School, who took the time to answer a few questions about how the school works to create a great student experience that helps prepare graduates for a career in the legal field.
Are you finding a lot of career changers in your program looking to get their start in the legal profession?
Eileen: We are absolutely finding a lot of career changers looking to get their start in the legal profession.
Paralegals are really getting the respect they deserve these days, and taking on more and more responsibilities on the job. How is this changing the approach to educating new paralegals?
Eileen: Paralegals are taking on more and more responsibilities, in response Delaware Law School’s Legal Studies Program is teaching time management skills as well as it’s ABA programs continue to offer practical skills training within its courses to adequately prepare paralegals for the job market.
Does the program at your school include an internship and are faculty available to help students find one?
Eileen: The Legal Studies Program offers students the ability to enroll in an internship course to further develop their practical skills and build their resume while still in school. Students work with their advisor to coordinate the selection of their internship in a variety of legal fields in Pennsylvania. Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.
What are some of the things you love most about the paralegal program at your school – the kind of things you’d like future students to know about as they consider their options?
Eileen: Widener University Delaware Law School’s ABA approved Paralegal program offer students the choice of a Bachelors or Associates degree in Legal Studies or a Paralegal Certificate. Students in the Bachelors and Associates degree programs can graduate with two- degrees in one as they gain both the Associates and Bachelors as well as the ABA paralegal Certificate when they graduate. Students can also complete the paralegal certificate on only one -summer and jump-start their career by fall. Our dedicated faculty and administrators have a true open door policy dedicated to each student success.
Check out our full interview series here to see what other professors and faculty are saying about their paralegal programs.