You can have a fulfilling, stimulating career as a paralegal. Mercy College offers a four-year Bachelor’s Degree program in Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies. The Bachelor's Degree program in Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association. Graduates are trained specialists who can:
- Manage law office operations
- Assist attorneys in drafting legal documents
- Assume administrative duties routinely performed by attorneys
Graduates are also capable of conducting legal research, designing and developing new procedures and analyzing and reviewing legal documents.
PARALEGALS ARE NOT LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW. Paralegals work under the direct supervision of an attorney who is responsible for the work product of the paralegal.
Our program is structured to give you a real world, legally-oriented education which leads to the attainment of marketable skills.
The Mercy College Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Our Paralegal Advisory Board consists of judges, lawyers, paralegals and community leaders. The Mercy College Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies program is a Member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.