Paralegal Studies Program
Interested in the legal professions? Changing careers? Thinking of law school?
The Paralegal Studies Program at Molloy College may be the right move for you! According to the United States Department of Labor, career opportunities for paralegals show sustained growth in both the private and public sector.
Molloy's Paralegal Studies Program is designed to increase the student's appreciation for the importance of law in our society and to prepare students for advanced study in law or for employment as a paralegal or legal professional. A variety of substantive law courses make up the curriculum and students are encouraged to customize their studies with electives that fit their overall career goals.
Paralegals participate in the delivery of legal services by assisting clients and supporting attorneys in numerous ways. Graduates are capable of conducting legal research, client and witness interviewing, analyzing legal documents, drafting pleadings, and assisting with trial preparation. A paralegal works directly under the supervision and direction of an attorney and may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the practice of law.
Career Changers can benefit from this course of study. The Paralegal Studies Program teaches legal skills that can be utilized in combination with the student's life experience to provide a better understanding of the legal system.
For those who contemplating law school, completing the certificate in Paralegal Studies can be a way to experience the study of law without the financial burden and time commitment.
When planning to attend a continuing education course or program, an important consideration is the cost, which may include tuition, books and travel. With Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, various financial assistance options are available to help students afford tuition. Since most Continuing Education courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid, such as TAP and Pell. Some private lenders will help you finance continuing education and certificate programs. Click here to find out about student loans, veterans benefits, re-training for those who are unemployed, employer and union vouchers and vocational services for individuals with disabilities.
Please contact Continuing Education and Professional Studies at 516.323.3550.