Paralegal Studies Program at LIU Post Celebrates 25 Years of Recognition by American Bar Association
First university paralegal training program on Long Island to earn ABA approval; now offered in Blended Format – part classroom, part online for unprecedented convenience
Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University
The Paralegal Studies program at LIU Post marks a milestone in 2012, celebrating a quarter-century of approval by the American Bar Association – even as the program begins a new chapter by offering education in blended classroom/online format.
LIU Post’s Paralegal Studies program received ABA approval in 1987, signaling “high quality paralegal education and training and the development of educational standards,” according to the ABA. Since then, thousands of graduates have launched rewarding careers as paralegals.
“I would definitely recommend the paralegal program at LIU Post,” said Susan Zelman, office manager and paralegal at the Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg, PC. “The professors were all practicing attorneys, so we learned about law in the real world. They covered the terminology, processes and the court systems in great detail. We were also exposed to many different practice areas, like contracts and litigation, trusts and estates, probate, family and criminal law. I use what I learned in my current position, and it helped me be more comfortable entering the field of law.”
The program can also be a solid foundation for the study of law, notes Marion Livermore, a student at St. John’s University School of Law.
"The LIU Post Paralegal Studies program confirmed my interest in the legal field and provided an invaluable foundation for my legal career. The diverse yet practical curriculum taught by practicing attorneys prepared me to succeed as a paralegal and has been quite advantageous so far in law school."
Open to prospective students who hold a bachelor’s or associate degree or have 60 credits or more from an accredited institution, the full-time day program can be completed in as little as three months and the part-time evening program can be completed in about seven months.
The United States Department of Labor statistics predict that employment of paralegals will show sustained growth as the demand for cost-effective legal services increases.
For more information on the ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program at LIU Post, visit www.liu.edu/post/paralegal.
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