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Accelerated Day Program (Fall and Spring only)

The Accelerated Day program is a structured program in which students follow a preset schedule. Accelerated day courses meet Monday through Friday from 9-11 am and noon-2 pm, from February 22 to July 15, 2016. Before registering for the Accelerated Day Program, students must attend an interview/orientation.

Students must apply for acceptance into the Paralegal Certificate Program (see instructions under Admission to the Certified Program and certificate requirements under Certificate of Completion).

Tuition for the Accelerated Day Program is $5,820, payable in three installments. Fee includes registration. Textbooks are not included. Please consult with the Paralegal Office before you register for these classes. Students wishing to register for this program must be interviewed.

The Accelerated Day Program includes the following courses for a total of 298 hours:
    Required Courses
  • Introduction to the Law and Ethics
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation I
  • Litigation II
    Elective Courses
  • Computers in the Law Office
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Torts and Insurance Law
  • Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code
Weekend Program (Fall and Spring only)
The Weekend Program is a structured program and can be taken on a part-time or accelerated basis. Weekend courses meet from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays for eight to nine sessions.

Students wishing to take the Accelerated Weekend Program must enter in the fall semester and attend four courses per weekend over an eight month period, ending in the spring

Evening Program
The Evening Program is a flexible program with courses meeting once a week for 12 to 14 sessions in the fall and spring semesters, and twice a week for 12 to 14 sessions in the summer semester. The Evening Program can be completed in approximately three semesters by taking four courses per semester. Students may also choose to proceed at a slower pace by taking fewer courses per semester.

Combination Program
The Combination Program is a flexible program in which students may opt to take a combination of both evening and weekend courses and create their own schedule to meet their needs.

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Kissena Hall Room 100
Phone: (718) 997-5709
Fax: (718) 997-5723
Hours: (Mon-Fri) 9am-5pm


Sharon Shulman, Esq.
Program Director, Paralegal Studies
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