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Paralegal, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Ypsilanti, MI, United States
The Paralegal major at Eastern Michigan University focuses on the skills necessary for the graduate to work under the supervision and direction of an attorney with the understanding that the practice of law by lay persons is strictly prohibited.
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Overview

Paralegal  students at Eastern Michigan University get inside the law and develop skills including proficiency in legal research, writing and analysis, drafting legal instruments and pleadings, interviewing clients and witnesses, doing discovery, preparing for trial and using computer-assisted research tools.

Learning outcomes

Employment opportunities are excellent in law firms, corporations, banks, human resource offices, hospitals, state and federal governments and court systems.

This major offers professional training and lays a foundation for a career in the legal field. It also qualifies as a pre-law major. This program is approved by the American Bar Association.

For students who have earned a prior degree, the paralegal major can be pursued through a second bachelor’s degree.

The completion of 50 hours of study is required for the second bachelor’s degree. These 50 hours must include the required courses and the business and information processing core.

The remaining hours are to be selected from either restricted University elective courses or University elective courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Introduction to the Legal System
  • Law Office Administration and Technology
  • Legal Writing, Research and Analysis
  • Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Analysis
  • Probate, Estates and Wills
  • Family Law
  • Court Rules, Forms and Drafting Contracts
  • Civil Litigation, Investigation and Procedure
  • Legal Assistant Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

  • International Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Graduate Degrees and Programs
  • Financial Statement of Responsibility
  • Documentation
  • Passports and VISAs

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11778 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11778 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ypsilanti

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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