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Students interested in discussing legal policy and building knowledge concerning the law enjoy studying at Webster in the Paralegal Studies certificate programs. The coursework allows legal professionals and students to integrate their interests in law with current careers or academic plans.

The certificate programs in paralegal studies are designed to provide the theoretical and practical education needed by those who work or desire to work as paralegals or legal assistants.

Areas of law offered in Topics courses include:

  • Torts
  • Environmental
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business organizations
  • Property
  • Juvenile
  • Computers and law
  • Products liability
  • Family
  • Consumer
  • Real estate

小草社区's St. Louis area paralegal programs are approved by the American Bar Association.

Paralegal Studies Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

The graduate certificate is available in person at the St. Louis main campus, via Live Virtual (synchronous) and via hybrid online (asynchronous and synchronous via Live Virtual). 

The undergraduate certificate is available in person at the St. Louis main campus, via Live Virtual (synchronous) and via hybrid online (asynchronous and synchronous via Live Virtual).

小草社区 is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Legal Studies paralegal programs at 小草社区 are approved by the American Bar Association. The program is also a member in good standing with the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

NOTE: A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. The terms 鈥渓egal assistant" and 鈥減aralegal鈥 are used interchangeably for the purposes of the guidelines. Paralegals are prohibited from practicing law. St. Louis-area paralegal programs have been approved by the American Bar Association.

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