Paralegal Studies Program—Classroom and Online
For over twenty years, Boston University's Center for Professional Education has offered programs designed to provide essential skills for success in the paralegal field. The Paralegal Studies Program emphasizes expertise in writing, research, and technology—core skills that are valued and sought after in all areas of law.
Over fourteen weeks, students learn comprehensive legal theory from Boston University's experienced instructors—who, as practicing attorneys, bring real-life experiences to the program. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Boston University.
- Legal Research
- Legal Writing and Reasoning
- Technology and the Paralegal
- Real Estate Law
- Business Law
- Probate and Family Law
View the blended classroom-based curriculum.
View the online curriculum.
The blended classroom program is offered on Saturdays in Boston each September, January, and April. The blended course meets in the classroom for 10 Saturdays, and the remaining coursework is completed online. The accelerated summer course meets in the classroom for 14 days over two and a half weeks in early June. The online program is offered six times a year.
Students must have a strong command of the English language. While a bachelor's degree is not required, we recommend either a bachelor's degree, or significant related work experience.
Still want to know more?
Watch Program Director Joseph P. Spada, Esq. discuss the details of what BU’s Paralegal Studies Program has to offer students.
To Learn More or Register for the Online Program
To inquire about Boston University’s Online Paralegal Studies Program, including upcoming course schedules and registration, please contact our education partners at All Campus by calling 1-855-866-3214 or by visiting their website at paralegalonline.bu.edu.