City area residents the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree-completion
program in paralegal studies without quitting work.
WWU’s Jefferson City site, 919 Wildwood. Prospective students are encouraged to
contact the university prior to then, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call
1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14-course sequence designed for the working professional interested in entering
the legal profession with a baccalaureate in paralegal studies. Admission
requirements include the completion of 25 semester credit hours.
educating paralegals for more than 25 years on its main campus in Fulton. Peggy
Nickerson, coordinator of the paralegal studies program, cites U.S. Department
of Labor statistics as one of the reasons to expand the program. According to
the department’s report, the paralegal profession remains a top 10 growth
career for the 21st century.
lawsuits continues to grow, so will the need for paralegals,” Nickerson
a person to function as a paralegal or legal assistant (the terms are often
interchangeable). Paralegals are members of the professional legal staff (not
the clerical staff) who are employed or retained by a lawyer, law office,
corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who perform specifically
delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
of legal environments, including law offices, governmental agencies, financial
institutions, health organizations, corporations, insurance companies, courts
and both prosecutor and defenders’ offices.
program “is representative of the innovative, professions-oriented programs of
study for which William Woods is noted,” Dr. Michael Westerfield, WWU vice
programs is available at www.williamwoods.edu/evening.