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Legal Studies/Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate - Technical Diploma

Paralegals perform work under the supervision of a lawyer in a variety of settings – a private law firm, insurance company, corporation, bank, private business, legal clinic, government agency, legal aid office, law department, special interest group, public defender’s office, prosecutor’s office, service company, or consulting firm. The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association and is also a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Paralegals are not authorized to provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Program Code: 311101
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $5,845, Books: $1,689, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs
$7,534

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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Follow Your Path

Bachelor's degree graduates can continue their path with this technical diploma.

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution (transcript to be submitted with enrollment form).
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?

Curriculum

The Paralegal Post Baccalaureate Technical Diploma is offered in the day and in the evening. Students following the study plan below will complete the Technical Diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 37
  • Students must take 2 of 4 Selective Courses:
  • 10110122 Creditor/Debtor Relations 3
  • 10110115 Administrative Law 3
  • 10110103 Civil Trial Advocacy 3
  • 10110162 International Law & Immigration 3
  • Curriculum Note: The American Bar Association (ABA) requires each learner to take a minimum of four legal specialty courses in a live, synchronous "real time" format (face-to-face).
  • + A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in 10-110-101 Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics in order to continue enrollment beyond the first term in any 10-110-xxx course for which 10-110-101 is designated as a co-requisite.
  • The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply ethical principles in a legal environment.
  • Process legal documents.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to address legal issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a legal environment.

What careers are in my future?

Employment Potential

Paralegals perform work under the supervision of a lawyer in a variety of settings. Paralegals are not authorized to provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. A graduate may be employed by a private firm, insurance company, corporation, bank, private business, legal clinic, government agency, legal aid office, law department, special interest group, public defender's office, prosecutor's office, service company, or consulting firm.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Law Office Administrator
  • Law Office Manager
  • Paralegal Supervisor
  • Paralegal Instructor
  • Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Research Analyst

What else do I need to know about the program?

Credentials

The Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is also a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

American Bar Association

541 North Fairbanks Ct.

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 988-5617

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.