Villanova University’s Paralegal Studies Program Granted Re-Approval Status by American Bar Association House of Delegates

The Paralegal Studies Program in Villanova’s College of Professional Studies offers a rigorous academic curriculum preparing paralegals to support the legal and business community, both in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond

VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Paralegal Studies Program at Villanova University has been granted re-approval status by the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates. The announcement was made at the ABA House of Delegates Annual Meeting in August 2014. The term of re-approval is for a period of seven years.

The Paralegal Studies Program at Villanova is part of the University’s College of Professional Studies, offering a rigorous academic curriculum preparing paralegals to support the legal and business community, both in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond.  Villanova paralegal studies graduates are working in key law firms, corporations and non-profits in the area, and their work and achievement has stood out in the legal and business community.

“This recognition illustrates the success of the students, faculty and alumni of our Paralegal Studies Program,” stated Jim Kane, Director of Continuing Studies at Villanova. “Our students leave prepared to take on the challenges of the job market, and it is based on the strong relationships our faculty and students develop over the length of the program and our emphasis on research, writing and problem solving – all skills critical in a law firm or business.”

About Villanova: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.  There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the Villanova University School of Law, and the College of Professional Studies. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.