Reader Question: How Do I Find a Good Paralegal School?

What are some good paralegal schools, and what are their requirements – is there a central forum where I can find this information? ~ Seeking a Good Paralegal Program

Practical Paralegalism’s Answer:

The ABA-approved paralegal program directory is always a good place to start when thinking about enrolling in a paralegal program, http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/paralegals/directory/allprograms.html. Then you can check out individual program websites for their admission requirements.

If you don’t have an ABA-approved paralegal program within driving distance, look for reputable two or four-year degree programs in your area whose graduates do well in the local job market. Talk to other legal professionals about the best programs in your area. Ask school admissions officers about their job placement rates, and see if you can track down some graduates of the program, maybe even via LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/, to ask about their experiences with the school.

Readers, any other suggestions for locating a good paralegal program?

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