YPSILANTI – The university headquarters recently listed the paralegal program to Eastern Michigan Univesity for offering one of the best affordable paralegal degrees across the country.
The independent education organization ranked Eastern No. 15 in the rankings of its best programs.
“Since joining Eastern Michigan University in the fall of 2020, I have been impressed with the caliber of students, faculty, and courses in the paralegal program, including our unique internship opportunity at Washtenaw County EMU Legal Resource Center,” said Elizabeth Donovan, assistant professor. and EMU Paralegal Program Coordinator. “Immediately upon graduation, our students are perfectly positioned to begin rewarding and successful legal careers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
The paralegal program, approved by the American Bar Association, includes students who begin their undergraduate studies at EMU and transfer from community colleges.
A unique feature of the paralegal program is that students spend one semester at the EMU Washtenaw County Legal Resource Center, located in the Washtenaw County Courthouse. Under the supervision of an attorney, students help members of the public navigate the court system and seek advice on family, probate, landlord-tenant, and other issues. Through the internship, which includes an academic component taught by the program coordinator, students gain hands-on experience while serving the community.
University headquarters collects data from government sources and professional salaries on private job search sites to assign a ranking to schools in a specific region or focus on a particular degree, such as paralegal studies. The organization makes this objective data available to students to make academic choices.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves over 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In total, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are offered by the university’s colleges of arts and sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Social Services; and its doctoral school. UEM is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity and commitment to applied education. For more information on Eastern Michigan University, visit the University website.