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Our Credentials Speak for Themselves.

At SIU, your Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association. Your bachelor degree offers a choice of two paths, either pursuing a career as a professional paralegal, or choosing instead our pre-law specialization to go on to law school.

Paralegal Studies is an excellent choice if you have an interest in the legal field. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Paralegal field will remain between the 8th and 17th best profession in the country in terms of things like job availability, personal flexibility, quality of life, and diversity. Our Paralegal Studies program not only prepares students to become practicing professional paralegals, it is also a fantastic stepping stone to law school. Every instructor in our program is a licensed attorney.