To be accepted into the program, students must have a bachelor’s or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with a prior Associate of Applied Science degree must have at least 18 semester hours of general education coursework and must meet certain requirements for writing and communication skills. A meeting with the program director or HWPS School Advisor is required for individuals entering the Post Degree Paralegal Studies Certificate program.
The Paralegal program prepares students for careers in the legal field. Paralegals are skilled professionals who perform practical legal tasks under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. Responsibilities include interviewing and assisting clients and witnesses, investigation, data analysis, drafting legal documents, research, and case management.