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Why Choose Roosevelt?

In choosing a paralegal program, there are many variables to consider. We believe it is particularly important to consider the program's reputation, accreditation, services provided by the program, including career counseling and job placement, the program's ties to the legal community, the curriculum, and the program's administration and faculty.

The Paralegal Studies Program enjoys an excellent reputation and has meaningful ties to the legal community. Our advisory board is made up of experienced attorneys, paralegal managers, educators and other legal professionals who provide valuable insight in to what is expected from our students in the workforce. Our graduates are highly sought after by law firms, corporations, and government agencies in the Chicago area, as well as nationwide. The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association and offers a curriculum that is challenging, practical, and interesting.

The program has two full-time administrators, both of whom are alumni of the program and experienced legal professionals, to assist students and graduates in achieving their professional goals. Program instructors are experienced attorneys and paralegals who work in the field(s) that they teach, thus providing students with current information. The Paralegal Studies Program is dedicated to working paralegals throughout their careers, and to that extent, offers continuing legal education seminars as a way to learn about a new practice area or to expand one's base of knowledge in a particular specialty.

Roosevelt University maintains a chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), a national paralegal honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). The purpose of LEX is to recognize persons who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal studies offered at an institution that is an Institutional member in good standing of AAfPE. No more than 10% of each graduating class of the Paralegal Studies Program is eligible. Members are inducted in April and October of each year and receive a commemorative certificate and membership pin. Members are encouraged to include their membership in LEX on their resume. Their names will be entered into the permanent records of the Lambda Epsilon Chi national paralegal honor society.