Earn Your Paralegal Degree or Certificate at Peirce College
By approaching the study of law from a theoretical, conceptual, and practical perspective, the Peirce College Paralegal Studies Program prepares students for the demands of the paralegal profession. Based on a curriculum that's focused on a full range of legal specialty practice areas and a broad scope of general education perspectives, our Paralegal Studies Degree gives students the critical thinking, analytical processing, and legal skill sets necessary to succeed as paralegals.
Certificate, associate degree and bachelor's degree Paralegal students take courses in Civil Litigation, Legal Writing, Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law and Legal Research. This will give you a solid foundation of legal knowledge that you can use on the job or in law school. Those students who enroll in the bachelor's level program take more advanced courses in subjects like Family Law, Real Estate Law, Advanced Legal Writing, Advanced Legal Research and Advanced Legal Technology.
To assure the highest quality and stay well-targeted to the dynamic demands of the legal profession, the College evaluates the program curriculum and student services on a continual basis and incorporates changes to always keep the program current. In collaboration with legal practitioners, employers, and professional associations, the College continues working toward the ultimate goal of improving and increasing the utilization of paralegal services.
Legal jobs are expected to grow nearly 11 percent by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re interested in an exciting career in the legal field, Peirce is a great place to start. Our paralegal studies program is one of the most respected in the region and we offer the only American Bar Association-approved bachelor's level Paralegal degree in the Philadelphia area. If you already have your bachelor’s degree, but you’re looking to change careers or you’re thinking about becoming a lawyer, Peirce also offers a post-bachelor’s certificate in paralegal studies, so you can get a legal credential to bolster what you already know.
The professors at Peirce are experienced professionals who serve as judges, attorneys, and law enforcement officers, so you can learn directly from their experiences and be prepared for the career you want. Graduates generally find jobs as legal consultants and paralegals with major law firms, government agencies, community organizations and large corporations.
Online Paralegal Degree
At Peirce, we believe it's never too late for adult learners to go back to school and earn their degree. We make it possible for college to work for you with accelerated classes and on-campus or online courses, which are available after you complete the first four courses on campus as required by the American Bar Association. Thanks to Peirce Fit, you can even choose to switch weekly between online or on-campus.
Contact an admissions representative today and get started on the path toward a rewarding legal career.
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