About the courseA minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.75 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study. The Paralegal Studies Program, approved by the American Bar Association, offers the student a balanced and varied background in theoretical and practical aspects of law which are necessary for work as a legal assistant. Paralegals—sometimes referred to as legal assistants or legal analysts—work under the supervision of an attorney, in a variety of areas ranging from real estate, litigation and family law to patent, trademark and estate practice. The program develops intellectual and analytical skills, educates students for direct employment opportunities in the paralegal field. With the exception of giving legal advice, making court appearances and setting fees, a paralegal may carry out many tasks. Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law.
Intake MonthsJANUARY, SEPTEMBER
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AboutMontclair State University was founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908. It is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. It delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment. The University has prepared thousands of students for a lifetime of professional and personal success. It is committed to serving the educational needs of New Jersey with programs characterized by academic rigor and currency in the development of knowledge and its applications.
The University’s six colleges and schools serve over 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 300 doctoral, masters, and baccalaureate level programs. It offers a comprehensive range of baccalaureate, masters, and certificate programs and a focused portfolio of doctoral programs that are closely aligned with the Universitys academic strengths and the needs of the state. In university there are 60 concentrations, 61 minors, plus dozens of certificate programs and teacher certification programs at undergraduate level where as at graduate level it serves more than 130 degree programs and 60 certificates, teacher certifications, administrative and educational services certifications.
The students connect with world class professors, a diverse and talented student body, hundreds of majors, and an array of sports and activities that all contribute to a culturally rich and vibrant campus life. Montclair State University is Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls and Clifton, 252 acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City.
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The original Montclair State University campus consisted of College Hall, Russ Hall, Chapin Hall and Morehead Hall, all built between 1908 and 1928. Housing for students returning from World War II was added near the end of the war. Between 1950 and 1980, Montclair State gradually acquired land from a former traprock quarry and expanded its facilities with an additional 23 buildings. Montclair State University began its next phase of growth in the late 1990s to accommodate New Jerseys growing student population. Dickson Hall was dedicated in 1995. The building is named for David W.D. Dickson, the first African American president of Montclair State University. The Floyd Hall Arena, an ice skating rink, was built in 1998. Science Hall, the home of the Department of Biology, opened in 1999. The Red Hawk Diner was built in 2001, making it the first diner on a university campus in the United States.