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ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs

New Jersey

Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing
Bergen Community College, Paramus
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft
Burlington County College, Pemberton
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison (Also offered at Eatontown and Teaneck, NJ Campuses)
Mercer County Community College, Trenton
Middlesex County College, Edison
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair
Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville
Rowan College of Gloucester County, Sewell
Union County College, Cranford

Alphabetical List of Approved Programs
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Atlantic Cape Community College
Paralegal Studies Program
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
Director: Marilyn Malerba Keiner
Telephone: 609.625.1111 ext. 4941
Fax: 609.343.5122

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree
For more information: www.atlantic.edu

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Bergen Community College
Paralegal Studies & Legal Nurse Consultant Programs
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Director: Lawrence A. Joel
Telephone: 201.493.3642
Fax: 201.599.0179

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree
For more information: www.bergen.edu

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Brookdale Community College
Paralegal Studies Program
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
Director: Michael K. Sullivan
Telephone: 732.224.2200
Fax: 732.224.1813

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree, Certificate
For more information: www.ux.brookdalecc.edu/fac/legalstudies/degree.php

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Burlington County College
Paralegal Program
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068-1599
Director: Crystal L. Bailey, Esq.
Telephone: 609.894.9311 ext. 1290
Fax: 609.726.0442

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate of Applied Science
Minimum length of time to complete program: 24 months
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.bcc.edu/paralegal
Description: The Paralegal Program at Burlington County College is an Associate of Applied Science degree program intended to prepare individuals for employment as a Paralegal upon graduation.  There are also opportunities to transfer to a baccalaureate paralegal program.  The Paralegal Program requires completion of twelve legal, one business, one elective, and seven general education courses. All legal specialty courses are taught by practicing attorneys and paralegals, and are scheduled with the working person in mind, with classes offered during the evening hours. The general education courses are available during the day, evening, weekend, via distance and in accelerated format.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University
Paralegal Studies Program
285 Madison Avenue, Mailstop: M-DH2-02
Madison, NJ 07940
Director: Diana L. Marin
Telephone: 973.443.8690
Fax: 973.443.8524

Type of Institution: Private, 4 yr
Degrees Offered: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: 5 month day program; 10 month evening program
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.paralegal.fdu.edu
Description: Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a 5-month day program which meets Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-12:30pm and a 10-month evening Paralegal Studies Program which meets two evenings per week, 6-9 pm and two Saturdays per month, 9 am-12:00pm. Students must have 60 college credits or an Associates degrees or BA. Those without 60 credits are admitted on a very limited basis. The program is also offered at the Monmouth County Graduate Center, 1 Main Street, Eatontown, NJ (732) 542-2498 and at the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ (877) 338-5222.

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Mercer County Community College
Paralegal Studies Program
1200 Old Trenton Road
Post Office Box B
Trenton, NJ 08690
Director: Eric Perkins
Telephone: 609.570.3649
Fax: 609.570.3877

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: Two years for AAS Degree; one year for Certificate of Proficiency
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.mccc.edu
Description: Mercer County Community College offers a 64 credit hour AAS paralegal program which is intended for those without a prior associate or baccalaureate degree. The legal specialty classes are offered in the evening; the remainder of the program is available through daytime and/or evening attendance and may be pursued either full-time or part-time. The College also offers the Certificate of Proficiency program for individuals who already possess a prior associate or baccalaureate degree. All legal specialty courses are taught by attorneys. The College maintains an extensive collection of volumes related to New Jersey and federal law and a computerized legal research system.

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Middlesex County College
Paralegal Studies Program
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08818-3050
Director: Jeffrey Herron
Telephone: 732.906.2502
Fax: 732.906.7756

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: Three (3) semesters
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.middlesexcc.edu/aboutmcc/control.cfm/ID/2390/program/38

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Montclair State University
Justice Studies Department
Paralegal Studies Program
1 Normal Avenue
Dickson Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043
Director: Nicole A. Fackina
Telephone: 973.655.7759
Fax: 973.655.4186

Degrees Offered: Baccalaureate Degree, Masters in Legal Studies
For more information: www.montclair.edu/catalog/view_requirements.php?CurriculumID=510

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Raritan Valley Community College
Paralegal Studies Program
Post Office Box 3300
Lamington Road
Somerville, NJ 08876
Director: Maria M. DeFilippis
Telephone: 908.526.1200 ext. 8239
Fax: 908.429.0268

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: 2 yrs for AAS, 2 semesters for Certificate
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.raritanval.edu
Description: RVCC's Paralegal program was initiated in 1991. It provides students the opportunity to earn an AAS or Certificate in Paralegal Studies using a full-time, part-time or evening schedule. The Certificate is designed for students who have already obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree in a field of study other than paralegal studies. The program is approved by the ABA, offers co-op and intern experiences and currently has more job openings than students to fill them.

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Rowan College of Gloucester County
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080-9518
Director: Lucy McClain
Telephone: 856.415.2150
Fax: 856.468.7307

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree

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Union County College
Paralegal Studies Program
1033 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
Director: Elizabeth A. Joyce, J.D.
Telephone: 908.709.7171
Fax: 908.709.7565

Type of Institution: Public College, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science Degree; Post-Associate Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: AAS: 2 years; Certificate: 1 year
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.ucc.edu/academics/sglanding.aspx
Description: Union County College offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies. The Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who have already obtained an associate or a baccalaureate degree. Day and evening courses are offered, and the program may be pursued either full-time or part-time. The College library has an extensive paralegal section with New Jersey and federal law volumes. Students are given access to computerized legal research. Courses offered include Legal Research, Legal Writing, Tort Law, Contract Law, Litigation I & II, as well as several legal electives. Please contact the Program Director for more information.

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Updated: 8/11/2014