A New York-based school announced earlier this month that it will partner with an online college to provide distance learning opportunities for students who are pursuing a paralegal degree.
These web-based classes will include hundreds of hours of educational videos. Officials from both schools said that they will collaborate to develop news kinds of learning tools, such as online games and law practice simulations.
The online resources can serve as supplemental material for students who are pursuing a degree, as well as for individuals who are simply interested in learning more about legal procedures.
According to the dean of the New York school, the collaboration will eventually feature credential-granting tracks, such as an online associate paralegal degree program. However, the materials are also available to all parties who would benefit from the information, such as individuals who have earned a criminology and criminal justice degree.
Degree-carrying lawyers have an average salary of $68,500 per year only nine months after graduation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Private practice lawyers make significantly more, earning more than $100,000 per year shortly after graduating.