Legal Studies and Paralegal Training
Because of today's competitive job market, more and more employers are looking for qualified students who hold a higher education degree. If you want to gain the high-value skills you will need to succeed in today's workplace, the Legal Technology program is the right choice for you.
Today, paralegals are in demand not only in law offices but also in a wide variety of organizations, including non-profit organizations, corporations, courts, government agencies, health care facilities, insurance companies, and other business sectors. With this occupation, graduates can enjoy considerable flexibility employment-wise since many skill sets developed in the program are highly transferable.
This is a career path that offers many exciting employment options — consider enrolling today. For more detailed information: Legal Admissions Handout
What do our students learn?
- Legal document drafting
- Law research using legal reference materials
- Standard office and administrative practices
- Information on federal-state court systems, jurisdictional issues, and theories of law
- How to communicate legal knowledge with professionals in and out of the legal field
- Development of critical thinking and organizational skills for success in the job market
Why CEI's Legal Studies and Paralegal Training program?
- Lowest cost in Idaho
- 100% pass rates on the Technical Skills Assessment over the last two years
- 9:1 student-to-teacher ratio
- Graduate as an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP)
How Long Will it Take?
- Associate of Applied Science:
- 4 full-time semesters (24 months), including 5 general education classes
- Intermediate Technical Certificate:
- 2 full-time semesters (12 months)
Where are our graduates working?
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Law offices
- Insurance companies
- Public and prosecuting offices
- Clerking for judges
- Hospitality businesses
96% - (Average placement for graduates over the past five years)
How much do our graduates make?
Over the last five years, our graduates started out averaging $15,080 to $41,600. (Based on a 2080-hour work year, wage information is given within the first year of employment)