Prospective students who are interested in paralegal studies programs may have an interest in the court system, law and ethics. Lawyers are often assisted by paralegals who may work in various organizations, such as private law firms, corporate legal departments and government offices. Possible topics explored in paralegal studies programs may include ethics, legal research and writing, law office technology and specific areas of law, such as criminal law, corporate law and litigation, among others.
Some programs may be offered online to give students, who are not able to attend classes in a traditional classroom setting, the ability to pursue an education when and where it is convenient. Generally, registration, assignments, tests and communication with instructors and fellow students generally takes place via the internet.
The ITT Technical Institutes are a leading provider of technology education in the United States. Some ITT Technical Institutes offer the Paralegal Studies program of study in the School of Criminal Justice.