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Paralegal BA Degree

Chicago Part-Time Evening Schedule

Beginning in Fall 2014, the Paralegal Studies Program will be offering a new schedule format for its Chicago Part-Time Evening Schedule. In the new schedule post-baccalaureate certificate students are able to complete the program in a little over one year, taking one class at a time in seven, 8-week sessions and one, 6-week session. Courses in the new calendar will be delivered at a faster pace than the previous 12- week and 15-week academic calendars. The amount of work each week will be greater in order to deliver the same course content in a shorter period of time. Students should expect that courses will move quickly right from the start and not slowly “ramp up,” as in the more traditional calendar. However, students will be focusing on one course at a time, allowing for greater attention to each subject matter. The courses follow a logical sequencing order in the schedule allowing students to build on concepts as they go through the program.

Some courses will meet on campus in a traditional classroom setting two nights a week. Others will be offered on campus on Saturdays. Some courses will be available fully online and others will be offered in a hybrid format where the course meets one night per week on campus with additional online instruction to take place during the week. The delivery choice is pre- determined by the program and the schedule meets American Bar Association guidelines with respect to online delivery of legal specialty courses. Pursuant to ABA guidelines, students must take at least ten semester hours or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction.

The Chicago Part-Time Evening Schedule is designed to accommodate students who work full-time jobs. For such students we recommend taking one course in each session. However, for students with flexible work schedules, it may be possible to complete the program faster, by taking two classes in certain 8-week sessions and/or by taking some of the program’s day courses in combination with the 8-week evening classes. If you have questions about the schedule options, please feel free to contact the Paralegal Studies Program office at 312-281-3300 or clausen@roosevelt.edu.

Courses are held at Roosevelt University’s Gage Building Campus, 18 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60603.