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Paralegal Credential, Combined with BA

Offered in: CHICAGO

Paralegals are an integral part of the legal environment and work in a variety of settings including law firms, corporations, insurance companies, banks, and government offices. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Students choosing a major in Arts and Sciences may pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree combined with the Paralegal Credential offered by the American Bar Association-Approved Paralegal Studies Program. Students start work on the paralegal courses in the last year of their undergraduate studies after they have completed requirements for their major and legal studies minor. They then take eight courses in the Paralegal Studies Program (PARA) as their electives.

Lambda Epsilon Chi, National Paralegal Honor Society

Roosevelt University maintains a chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), a national paralegal honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education. Members are inducted in April and October of each year and receive a commemorative certificate and membership pin. Their names are entered into the permanent records of the Lambda Epsilon Chi national paralegal honor society.


Students must have a 2.5 GPA and submit an application to the Paralegal Studies Program before enrolling in the paralegal courses.


All paralegal courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

  PARA 301 Ethics and Professionalism .....3
  PARA 302 Legal Research .....3
  PARA 303 Civil Law .....3
  PARA 304 Pre-Trial Litigation .....3
  PARA 305 Commercial Law .....3
  PARA 306 Trial and Post-Trial Litigation .....3
  PARA 325 Legal Writing .....3
  PARA 330 Paralegal Internship OR one course, as described below. .....3
PARA 330 Paralegal Internship OR one course in a substantive area of law such as intellectual property, real estate, bankruptcy, special education law or legal technology

Transfer of Paralegal Courses

The program may accept up to 12 semester hours of paralegal courses towards the Paralegal Studies Program course requirements from other ABA-approved paralegal programs. The courses need to have been taken no longer than six years prior to the date on which the students enroll in our paralegal program.