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Students interested in discussing legal policy and building knowledge concerning the law enjoy studying at Webster in the Paralegal Studies certificate programs. The coursework allows legal professionals and students to integrate their interests in law with current careers or academic plans.

The certificate programs in paralegal studies are designed to provide the theoretical and practical education needed by those who work or desire to work as paralegals or legal assistants.

Areas of law offered in Topics courses include:

  • Torts
  • Environmental
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business organizations
  • Property
  • Juvenile
  • Computers and law
  • Products liability
  • Family
  • Consumer
  • Real estate

Webster University's St. Louis area paralegal programs are approved by the American Bar Association.

Paralegal Studies Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

The graduate certificate is available at the St. Louis main campus, the Gateway Campus, online (asynchronous), and via Live Virtual (100% synchronous modality). Note: Students must take at least nine (9) semester hours of required Legal Specialty courses through synchronous instruction.

The undergraduate certificate is available via Live Virtual, at the St. Louis main campus and at the Gateway Campus.

Webster University is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Legal Studies paralegal programs at Webster University are approved by the American Bar Association. The program is also a member in good standing with the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

NOTE: A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. The terms “legal assistant and “paralegal” are used interchangeably for the purposes of the guidelines. Paralegals are prohibited from practicing law. St. Louis area paralegal programs have been approved by the American Bar Association.

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