Top Paralegal Schools

Following are the top schools offering paralegal studies programs:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- The UNC-Chapel Hill Paralegal Certificate Program is an intensive program of study. Students are required to have a minimum of an associate’s degree in order to enroll in the program.
- The North Carolina State Bar has designated UNC-Chapel Hill as a qualified paralegal studies program.
- UNC-Chapel Hill is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

University of California, San Diego
- Both the UCSD Extension Accelerated and part-time study programs have been granted approval by the American Bar Association.
- The UC San Diego Extension Paralegal Program features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. Course content focuses on civil litigation and areas of curriculum include legal research, interviewing, writing, and substantive & procedural law.

Rasmussen College
- It offers Paralegal Associate's degree to help students get into the legal field and begin a fulfilling career.
- Graduates of the Paralegal degree program are eligible to sit for the National Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal Examination (CLA/CP Exam).
- Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the NCA.

Emory University
- It offers one of the most successful paralegal certificate programs in the US. The program offers specialization opportunities, providing an in-depth understanding of essential legal topics.
- Emory is the only paralegal certificate program in Georgia requiring an undergraduate degree for admission. Admission into the program requires a 4-year undergraduate degree.
- The Paralegal Certificate Program focuses on the practical skills and knowledge used in the professional legal workplace.

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