PARALEGAL PROGRAM PROFILE
Westchester Community College; Paralegal Studies Program, Valhalla, NY [By Judith Earley] Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the county of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community. The college boasts approximately 12,000 full-time and part-time students. Add to that another 8,000 continuing education students. Additionally, at least 98% of Westchester faculty members hold postgraduate degrees in their fields. The student to faculty ratio is about 16:1.
The school, which is the largest in
comprehensive, intensive, and hands-
other graduates have changed careers and
Westchester County, is celebrating its 60th
on training for students seeking careers
graduated from Cambridge University and the
anniversary of providing academic excellence.
as paralegals and/or legal assistants.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
There are more than 50 associate degrees and
Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Litigation, On the Net:
certificate programs offered at Westchester
Legal Research and Writing, Computer
Community College in 36 subject areas.
Applications for the Law Office, and Paralegal
Additionally, there are certificate programs
Internship are the five mandatory core
Westchester Community College
generally requiring between 15 to 33 credits
classes. In addition to these, paralegal
offered in 20 career fields.
students will select five other electives within the program to complete their legal assistant
Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub
The paralegal studies program has students
New York University
Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Tuckahoe, and
ranging in age from 17- to 75-years-old. For
Port Chester. Art workshops are offered on
students who are considering the jump to law
campuses in Peekskill and White Plains.
school, the program offers an excellent pre-
Westchester main campus is located in Valhalla with extension campuses in New
law education and many graduates do go on to The paralegal studies program at Westchester
enroll in law school programs at universities
Community College is approved by The
around the state, such as Columbia University,
American Bar Association and offers
New York University, and Pace University. Still
Published on Jan 3, 2013
Westchester Community College Of Law Provides Various Paralegal Studies Programs And These Programs Are Approved By American Bar Association...