Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.
Whether you’re seeking to become a paralegal or you’re already an established legal professional interested in honing your skills, the fully online Certificate in Paralegal Studies program at Boston University can help you reach your goals The program explores critical professional competencies in demand by employers, preparing you for the real day-to-day tasks of the field. Through the program, you will participate in focused coursework that examines the fundamental nuances of legal writing, research, and some of the advanced technical tools used by successful paralegals. The curriculum covers core areas of lawLegal Writing and Reasoning, Legal Research, Legal Technologies, Real Estate Law, Probate and Family Law, Business Law, and Litigationto prepare you for diverse legal settings.