Paralegal Studies Program—Classroom and Online

Paralegal Studies programs - Online and ClassroomFor over twenty years, Boston University's Center for Professional Education has offered programs designed to provide essential skills for success in the paralegal field. The Paralegal Studies Program emphasizes expertise in writing, research, and technology—core skills that are valued and sought after in all areas of law.

Over fourteen weeks, students learn comprehensive legal theory from Boston University's experienced instructors—who, as practicing attorneys, bring real-life experiences to the program. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Boston University.

Available in a blended classroom format or online, the Paralegal Studies Program covers the following topics:

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing and Reasoning
  • Technology and the Paralegal
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Probate and Family Law

Program Details

View the blended classroom-based curriculum.

View the online curriculum or a course demonstration.

Program Dates

The blended classroom program is offered Saturdays in Boston each September, January, March, and June (in an intensive format). The online program is offered six times a year.


Students must have a strong command of the English language. While a bachelor's degree is not required, we recommend either a bachelor's degree, or significant related work experience.

To Learn More or Register for the Online Program

To inquire about Boston University’s Online Paralegal Studies Program, including upcoming course schedules and registration, please contact our education partners at All Campus by calling 1-855-866-3214 or by visiting their website at