The paralegal profession is growing and is projected to increase 22% by 2014 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is a Top 10 career according to the Wall Street Journal, and Money magazine named it as on the of Best Jobs in America
College of Saint Mary has the only four-year paralegal program in Nebraska that has been granted formal approval by the American Bar Association. Meeting the rigorous requirements of the ABA approval process assures students that their degree will be recognized by employers throughout the United States. Paralegals, working under the supervision of an attorney, conduct research, draft legal documents, interview clients, and assist at trial.
Paid Student Internships
Corporate headquarters of a Fortune 500 company
Major Omaha law firms
All are licensed attorneys holding the Juris Doctor degree
Three degree completion options
Certificate for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field
Each degree option includes liberal arts curriculum plus courses in the law concentration
Students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field are eligible for the Paralegal Certificate Program. The certificate includes law courses, general education credits and an optional internship.
Offered every other weekend
Reduced tuition costs
Completion in one calendar year