The part-time evening paralegal program is an ideal flexible option for students with full-time jobs or other daytime commitments. Students must enter the program in the fall semester and can complete the full program to earn a paralegal certificate in just nine months.
All courses emphasize paralegal skills, forms, documents and procedures, as well as legal principles and theories pertinent to a paralegal’s performance on the job. All courses are designed to help students understand basic legal concepts and develop the decision-making abilities needed by paralegals. Courses also focus on high demand areas of employment and help students develop and apply practical, immediately marketable paralegal skills. Students will become familiar with all documents necessary to apply the legal knowledge learned and be proficient in document preparation. Documents will include pleadings, interrogatories, contracts, corporation articles and by-laws, bankruptcy petitions, petitions for custody and child support, trial briefs and memorandums, deeds, agreements of sale, inheritance tax returns, and many others.
Part Time Evening Program Highlights
- Students can only enter the program in the Fall semester.
- Applications are reviewed in advance as they are submitted.
- Classes are held three nights a week from 6 to 9 pm.
- Students are tracked to complete the program in nine months.
- Completion of all 15 classes within 9 months is required for graduation.
- Paralegal certificate graduates are celebrated each year at the annual CPS Awards dinner.
All students are required to take 15 courses. The curriculum is pre-set each term and students will be registered in all 15 courses prior to the start of the semester.
Tuition: $7,200 ($480 per course)
Tuition is payable per semester or per course(s) at the beginning of each term.
Books and parking are additional.
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Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Schedule
ALL COURSE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
To graduate from the paralegal program and earn a Villanova University certificate of completion, students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher in each class, complete a program exit exam, and submit a portfolio of class assignments.