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                           The Suffolk University Paralegal Program
                           [By Aundi Howerton]
                           At its Beacon Hill campus next to the government center in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Suffolk University recently
                           celebrated the centennial anniversary of its law school. For the last 20 of those 100 years, the school has offered a selection
                           of paralegal programs within the department.




The private university currently offers three      Internships are required for both the               to multi-day conferences. In the past,
programs as legal employment credentials           bachelor’s and associate’s programs and are         these have included panels of experienced
for paralegals. Approved by the American           elective for the certificate program.               paralegals.
Bar Association since 994, the school’s
options for study include a bachelor’s degree      Students focusing on paralegal studies              Suffolk University originated solely as a
program, an associate’s degree program,            at Suffolk can expect an extensive                  school of law, and its department remains
and a nine-month certificate in paralegal          supplementary network alongside their               world-renowned. The school has also been
studies program.                                   education including career planning and             consistently featured in The Princeton
                                                   placement resources, a world-class law              Review’s 350 Best Colleges. As well, Suffolk
Suffolk’s law school gestated as a public          library, cooperative educational opportunities      operates campuses in the cities of Madrid,
service when the founder, Gleason Archer,          with students and alumni in fields such as          Spain, and Dakar, Senegal, and offers one-
began offering courses to working people           business or the arts, as well as access to          year study-abroad opportunities to those
with the belief that people of all backgrounds     the most advanced technological research            pursuing bachelor’s degrees.
and classes should have equal access to            facilities, like Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis,
legal study.                                       available.                                          On the net


The existing paralegal program structure           In addition, Suffolk promotes a Center              Suffolk University
in the department is exemplary of Archer’s         for Advanced Legal Studies, which offers            www.suffolk.edu/college/2749.html
commitment to valuing diversity in                 continuing support and education to its
education and responsibility to its students.      alumni. On average, the center implements           Suffolk University Law School
Evening and day classes are available, and         30 institutes, symposia, conferences,               www.law.suffolk.edu
registration for day, evening, or a mix of         and programs for students and alumni
both tracks is open to all program students,       every year. Many of these offer cutting-            The Princeton Review
enabling working students or those with            edge information to paralegals as well as           www.princetonreview.com/home.asp
families or other complex situations more          ongoing practical applications that range
scheduling options.                                from evening forums or one-day colloquia




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