Paralegals are primarily employed by law firms, legal agencies and federal offices. They assist attorneys with a variety of tasks including drafting contracts, organizing records and documents and performing in-depth legal research. It is a career specialization that requires specialized learning.
Students enrolled in Paralegal Studies at the Monroe College School of Criminal Justice are taught by practicing and retired attorneys and paralegals. Our experienced faculty provides real-world insights that help students prepare for a fulfilling legal career.
Paralegal Studies is an associate’s degree program that offers a diverse law focus. Students are exposed to such legal concentrations as civil, criminal, corporate and immigration law enabling them to find the right classes to fit their career objectives. They also take trips to law firms and legal libraries to get first-hand work experience. Graduates of the program can choose to pursue a paralegal career or continue with their legal education as Bachelor’s degree students.
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