Legal Studies

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Take the next step toward your degree by filling out the form below to speak with an admissions representative.

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Take the next step toward your degree by filling out the form below to speak with an admissions representative.

Central Penn Can Help

The law has been around for as long as the history of civilization. Do you have a passion for getting involved in a fundamental aspect of the social history of the world?

At Central Penn, we have the resources necessary to help you find a future in the world of law.

Our Associate in Science degree in Paralegal will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a paralegal in law firms, government agencies, corporations and courts. This degree can also serve as a springboard to advance further in your education.

The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public except as permitted by law. The ABA approval requires that ten (10) hours of legal specialty courses be taken in the traditional (face-to-face) format.

Our Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies offers a high level of preparation for your pre-law education or future legal profession. Our curriculum provides a hands-on study of legal research and writing, law office and courtroom procedures, and case preparation, including participation in mock trial. By the end of this program, you will be in a good position to reach your educational and professional goals.

The Legal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public except as permitted by law. The ABA approval requires that ten (10) hours of legal specialty courses be taken in the traditional (face-to-face) format.

The Benefits of Central Penn College

  • Financial aid available to those who qualify
  • Associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs
  • Flexible day, evening and online classes available
  • Hands-on learning
  • Continued support and assistance for alumni

What You Can Expect to Learn

You will benefit from our legal education resources, ranging from Central Penn’s own entirely-updated law library to computerized research tools. These resources will help you learn:

  • The bodies of law, the legal system, judicial processes and legal theory
  • Problem-solving and research ability relative to legal issues, principles and procedures
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Technical skills in legal research
  • The ability to perform and manage legal tasks in an ethical manner
  • Professional maturity and preparedness to function effectively in a legal environment

Request More Information About Your Legal Education

At Central Penn, we want to hear from you! If you want to learn more about where a paralegal or pre-law education can take you, fill out the form on this page for more information. We are happy to send you more details about our program offerings!

The Central Penn College mission:

Central Penn College opens opportunities to students from a variety of academic backgrounds by providing the education needed for employment and advancement in their fields.

**Not all programs are offered in every format at all locations.