Accelerate Your Path to a Paralegal Career
Online Certificate in Paralegal Studies
Boston University is dedicated to its mission of providing accessible programs that encourage professional development and meet exacting standards of academic excellence. As part of that goal, BU is proud to offer the fully online Certificate in Paralegal Studies program—a focused, convenient way to develop the skills necessary to excel as a paralegal and gain a competitive edge in your career search.
Pairing academic rigor with the convenience of online learning, the program features a curriculum that’s both comprehensive and flexible. Consisting of modules that explore everything from the technology and tools used by paralegals in the field to the nuances of popular areas of law, the program offers aspiring paralegals the chance to develop the specific professional know-how that employers are currently seeking. Those already in the field can also benefit by learning new foundational legal knowledge, further developing their research and writing skills.
The certification program offers a number of distinct benefits to its students, including:
- Interaction with BU faculty—each of them practicing attorneys who bring their expertise into the classroom
- An all-inclusive, affordable price
- An intensive course of study that can be completed in just 14 weeks
- A unique technology module that provides hands-on experience in the latest software utilized by paralegals
- Access to a community of peers in the field to help students expand their professional network
- The ability to complete coursework from anywhere in a convenient online format
Watch Our Recent Webinar
Become a Paralegal: Setting Yourself Up for Success in a High-demand Profession
Click here to watch a recording of an in-depth presentation given by program director Joseph P. Spada exploring the many facets of becoming and working as a paralegal, including:
- The essential job functions performed by paralegals
- Paralegal hiring trends
- Transitioning into the field
- What to look for in paralegal education
To learn more about the online paralegal certificate, contact an Enrollment Advisor at (888) 700-3966 or fill out the form below to download a free brochure.
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