Post-Baccalaureate Legal Studies/Paralegal

Paralegals work under the supervision of lawyers in a range of tasks—researching the law; investigating; preparing for hearings, trials, and real estate closings; interviewing clients and witnesses; and preparing legal documents and other legal correspondence. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or represent clients in court. If you are detail oriented, organized, strong in communication, and enjoy researching and analyzing facts, you might find a career as a paralegal very rewarding. The Paralegal Post-baccalaureate Certificate is appropriate for those persons who already have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Benefits

  • Certificate is approved by the American Bar Association.
  • Classes are taught by Wisconsin attorneys and paralegals teaching Wisconsin law.
  • Credits may be transferable; consult with a counselor regarding specific courses and institutions.
Career Area
Legal
Type
Technical Diploma
Program Number
30-110-2
Availability
In-Person
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms 
  • 24 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

Career Outlook

Post-Baccalaureate Legal Studies/Paralegal

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.

ADMISSION AND FIRST SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Submit transcripts and test scores. (Submit official college transcripts for proof of bachelor’s degree) 
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

FUTURE SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with your Program Counselor to:

  • Complete online Student Success Tutorial prior to registering for second semester.

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Many program courses are offered online, in an accelerated format or in a blended delivery which means instructors combine online learning with classroom work to limit your time on campus.