ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs
2400 Veterans Blvd., Suite 400
Kenner, LA 70062
Director: Kervin W. Doyle
Type of Institution: Proprietary, 2 yr, 4 yr
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies; Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal
Minimum length of time to complete program: 5 semesters, 20 months, for Associate degree; 2 semesters, 8 months, for Diploma.
For more information: www.herzing.edu/programs
Description: The Legal Studies/Paralegal program prepares students with the skills and academic knowledge necessary for a career as a legal assistant/paralegal working under the supervision of a licensed attorney. The Nurse Paralegal program prepares experienced RNs and LPNs with the skills and academic knowledge necessary for a career as a nurse paralegal working under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
Louisiana State University
Paralegal Studies Program
1225 Pleasant Hall
Continuing Education Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Director: Andrea B. DeCastro
Type of Institution: Public
Degrees Offered: Noncredit certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: 1 year (two semesters)
For more information: www.outreach.lsu.edu/paralegal
Description: LSU Paralegal Studies Program has been approved by the ABA since August 1993. The program offers a noncredit certificate for individuals seeking careers as paralegals. A bachelor's degree is recommended for admittance to the program, but students with 45 hours of college credit are eligible for admission. The program features mostly evening classes. Attorneys, judges, and practicing paralegals teach the courses. Paralegal students enjoy the following student services: student health center, residential housing, group health insurance, student recreational facility, use of the LSU law library and use of the LSU Middleton library. An Advisory committee of dedicated paralegals, lawyers and other interested people, guides the program.
School of Continuing Studies
Paralegal Studies Program
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans LA 70118
Director: Robyn Ice
Type of Institution: Private, 4 yr
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Associate in Arts, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: 1 yr. for post-bacc.
For more information: www.scs.tulane.edu
Description: Approved by the ABA since 1981, Tulane University College's Paralegal Studies Program offers two and four-year degrees in Paralegal Studies, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. The program provides free job placement and an active alumni/student association.