THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF LEGAL JOBS ON EARTH
A Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies If you are following the economy, you’d be aware that while JDs are facing declining recruitment prospects, at the same time the market for paralegals is seeing significant improvement. In their rush to cut business costs, both private and public institutions are assigning many functions, which could be handled by either paralegals or lawyers, exclusively to paralegals.
However, to make most of the trend, which is bound
So, a Master’s degree that includes both Intellectual
to continue in the foreseeable future, you need to
Property Law and International Law with 6 credits each
put a greater number of differentiating factors on
is something that’ll make your resume shine and also
your resume than ever before. A Master’s degree in
increase your competence.
paralegal studies from an accredited university would definitely put you ahead of most paralegals who still do
The 32-credit GW paralegal studies course at the
not feel the need for degrees.
George Washington University mostly uses ‘Blackboard’ the online teaching software for the web based
If you are worried about time, there are a few Master’s
degree programs in paralegal studies that are available in a combination of online and on-campus packages
Candidates wishing to acquire degrees in paralegal
that can help you. Many of these programs are not only
studies at GW need a Bachelor’s degree from a
fully accredited, but also recognized and appreciated by
regionally-accredited institution, with a 3.0 GPA
both peers and the industry.
minimum. Students for the Master’s degree program in Paralegal Studies may also request ‘advanced standing’
One of these courses, which is quite outstanding, is
that satisfies the requirement of the 12-credit core
the Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies offered by
courses. The total tuition fees including graduate and
the George Washington University. A major portion of
Master’s certificates is $21, 708 leaving out ancillary
the course is conducted online and you can complete
your studies and earn your credits from home at your own convenience. The Legal Specialties part of the GW
The Core Course Sequence with 12 credits consists
Master’s Degree program in paralegal studies covers
of American Jurisprudence, Legal Research & Writing,
three areas: Government Law, Intellectual Property
Litigation and Corporate and Contracts law. Each of
Law and International law.
the modules carries 3 credits. The rest of the 32-credit program is divided into 18 credits for Legal Specialty
The program has greater significance than many
courses, a 2-credit independent research project, and a
others, because litigation and work in intellectual
property and international law is definitely on the rise and will continue as communications bring different
While students may choose to apply for the graduate
parts of the world closer than ever before. On the
certificate in paralegal studies and then proceed to
other hand, according to trends of this decade and
master’s, they can also directly apply for the master’s
anticipating the future, traditional litigation and real
degree. In either case the Certificate courses need to
estate sectors may lose growth for another few years.
be completed before the Master’s program.
Published on Oct 3, 2012
Private and public institutions are assigning many functions, which could be handled by either paralegals or lawyers, exclusively to paraleg...