Paralegal Studies Degrees
As demand for skilled paralegals continues to increase, LEI at Delaware Law offers both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in paralegal studies. Taught by our distinguished faculty who contribute their diverse experience and in-depth knowledge, both ABA-approved programs provide an excellent preparation for the paralegal profession.
To work with your schedule, we offer both full-time and part-time studies, as well as a variety of day and evening classes. Many courses are available online, although you must complete at least ten semester credits, or the equivalent of legal specialty courses, through traditional classroom instruction.
- The bachelor’s degree (120 credits) provides an in-depth learning experience essential to the paralegal profession, including classes in civil and criminal theory, legal writing, research skills, and procedure. Upon completion, you will earn both a bachelor of science (BS) degree and a paralegal certificate of completion. By consulting with your advisor in choosing legal electives, you can also earn a paralegal studies certificate of completion in one the following concentrations: link <Update Link
- Criminal law
- Corporate law
- Health law
- Real estate law
- Estate administration law
- Intellectual property law
- Elder law
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- The associate’s degree (60 credits) focuses on legal research and writing, the mechanics of the civil litigation process, and various specialized areas such as probate, litigation, real estate, and technology. In earning your associate of science degree, you can also choose to earn a paralegal studies certificate of completion—or go on to complete your bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies at LEI.
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