Why Choose FDU's Paralegal Studies Program
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Six reasons why so many students choose Fairleigh Dickinson University's
Paralegal Studies Program
1. When choosing a Paralegal Program, always look for this Mark of
"Approved by the American Bar Association"
The American Bar Association takes an active role in establishing professional standards
for legal assistants and gives its approval to qualified paralegal training programs.
2. Two attractive and easy-to-reach
The Program is offered through the Petrocelli College of
Continuing Studies in Bergen and Morris counties.
Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck - Located in Bergen
County, just five miles from the George Washington Bridge.
Florham Campus, Madison - Near historic Morristown and
many of Morris County's leading corporate centers.
3. Convenient day or evening programs to allow you to study or work fulltime
You can complete the Day Program in just six months. Classes meet
Monday through Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm. in all three locations.
Occasional Fridays (9:30am-12:30pm) are scheduled as make-up dates.
The Evening Program is designed to accommodate students who wish to continue
full-time employment during the course of the program. Twelve months in
duration, the program meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:30-9:30pm).
Occasional Saturdays (9:30am-12:30pm) are scheduled as make-up dates.
4. Instruction by accomplished professionals.
The faculty is comprised of experienced attorneys who specialize in the area of the
law which they are teaching. Many are associated with some of the leading law firms
and corporations in the region.
5. Opportunities for on-the-job experience
Optional External Experience Opportunities are available to students which provides practical
hands-on experience that supplements classroom lectures and reading. A limited
number of positions are available with law firms, corporate legal departments and
government agencies throughout the State. The employer reviews your resumes, selects
candidates and arranges work schedules.
6. Counseled by a leading Board of Advisors
The quality of the Program is greatly enhanced by a distinguished Board of Advisors.
The Board is instrumental in adapting the latest developments in the legal field to the
Program's curriculum, and in providing continued input on employment
opportunities. Its members also serve as important contacts for securing the finest
faculty and lecturers available.