Advance Your Paralegal Career with a Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies

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Career Outlook and Growth

Expanding Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal and litigation support jobs are expected to grow much faster than average at a rate of 15 percent through the year 2026 with projected job openings of 34,700 in the United States.1  Furthermore, according to an industry salary study, 30% of firms, vendors and corporations intend to grow their practice groups, and hiring in the legal field continues to accelerate.

As a whole, corporations are predicting the biggest increased demand for Analysts, Paralegals, e-Discovery Attorneys, and Consultants.2 Trends also suggest that employers are becoming more selective and placing greater preference on paralegal candidates with a four-year degree.3

Earning your degree now means you’ll be prepared for the jobs of the future.

Attractive Careers & Employers

As a graduate of the Bryan University Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies, career opportunities may include:

  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Discovery Paralegal
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Support Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Litigation Clerk

As a graduate, you’ll have the skills to perform many key roles in the legal industry:

  • Managing attorney- and client-support functions
  • Conducting investigation of facts and performing legal research related to a case
  • Compiling evidence and preparing materials for trial
  • Directing and coordinating law-office operations
  • Preparing and indexing legal documents, reports and other litigation materials using computer software
  • Maintaining electronic databases and all electronic materials and documents related to law cases using relevant e-Discovery software

Employment settings may include:

  • Local and international law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Professional services firms
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Government agencies

Find Your Place in a Growing, Multibillion-Dollar Industry

Recent trends indicate that law firms increasingly use technology and computer software for managing documents and preparing for trials. In today’s technology-driven environment, paralegals should be equipped with electronic database-management expertise and be current on the latest e-Discovery software. E-Discovery refers to all electronic materials that are searched, located and secured as resources for a trial. These include emails, text messages, phone records, accounting databases, websites and other electronic documents.

E-Discovery has quickly become a multibillion-dollar industry and a key component of the legal process, often comprising 50 percent or more of litigation costs. E-Discovery experts recognize a huge knowledge gap in the profession, leading to an ever-growing need for highly educated paralegals with the right e-Discovery training. That’s why Bryan University is committed to providing you with the most unique paralegal e-Discovery education possible, giving you the necessary training to prepare you for success as soon as you graduate.

Program Overview

Create Your Path to a Paralegal Career

Developed in collaboration with our distinguished Board of Advisors, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies focuses on connecting you to the industry by providing you with the skills that employers need. Your professors will be experts in paralegal science, litigation technology & e-Discovery, experienced attorneys, litigators and industry professionals.

Gain Specialized Skills that Employers Need

In today’s electronic-driven legal environment, paralegals should be equipped with the right technology expertise and be current on the latest e-Discovery software, in addition to the following features:

  • Paralegal science and legal office management
  • Business, criminal, civil, family and contract law
  • Civil litigation and investigative research
  • Database management and Microsoft Office©
  • Professional certification: receive preparation for the nationally-recognized Certified Paralegal (CP) exam through National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)—one exam attempt is included in the program tuition
  • All books and courseware are included in the program tuition

Build Expertise in Our State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab

Our ELSSA™ simulation lab (E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation & Applications) challenges you with real-world scenarios using cutting-edge industry software, so you can build the practical expertise and experience that employers demand.  In this interactive, real-world environment, you’ll learn to handle a variety of cases using the latest technologies available and develop a skill set that is primed for career growth.

Experience the New Online Learning Model—Personalized to You

Our dynamic experiential learning model (DeXL) contains cutting-edge curriculum combined with computer-based learning tools, allowing you to learn interactively. You’ll receive a personalized learning experience, which includes:

  • Individual coaching meetings with instructors when you want them, and instructors who reach out to you if they see you need help
  • The flexibility to accelerate assignment due dates and select from a variety of assignment options to fit your schedule and learning style
  • A mastery-based learning environment giving you the option to improve grades by re-taking assignments based upon instructor feedback
  • Cutting-edge technologies such as SmartBooks, an electronic textbook platform that identifies your current knowledge level and highlights only the information you need, saving you time and improving the learning experience
  • Meaningful, interactive conversations with your peers and faculty
  • Real-world experiences using simulated work environments
  • Weekly live, interactive online events such as industry speakers, faculty coaching sessions, and helpful workshops that are all recorded in case you miss the event and need to watch it later

Connect with an Online Community Like No Other

Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smart phone, tablet, or computer with BryanConnect, our online user-friendly community. At Bryan, we don’t think online learning means learning alone. You’ll become part of a vibrant community of your fellow students, alumni, instructors, and others, who provide support and celebrate your success along the way. You’ll not only develop colleagues who will help coach and assist you during your college experience, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.

Footnotes
1See http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2011.00. Also see Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm.
2Cowen Group (2014). Ninth Annual Salary Survey Report.
3Robert Half©2015 Salary Guide for the Legal Field

Meet the Program Director

“From day one, we prepare our students to become professional working paralegals equipped with more than the academic study of substantive law, but also the practical application of litigation strategies, legal office software, and related technology.”   – Nola Wright, BA, JD, Washburn University School of Law

Student Experience

 

Program Details

The Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies program prepares students for the advancing role of technology in the legal field. The program provides an excellent combination of practical paralegal skills and applied e-Discovery and litigation support skills to give students the education and training for success in the field. As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students receive in-depth training on the E-Discovery Lab for Software Simulation & Applications (ELSSA).

Locations:
Program offered 100% online.

Program credits:
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.

Transfer credits:
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.

LGL-110—Introduction to Paralegal Sciences—3.0 credits
This course presents the role of paralegals in the legal system, introduces paralegal skills and explores career opportunities. It highlights the ethical and professional guidelines that govern the paralegal field. It also introduces the sources of law, an overview of courts, and alternative dispute resolution systems.

LGL-150—Civil Procedure—3.0 credits
This course presents the role of paralegals in the civil litigation process including alternative dispute resolution. It gives students instruction on basic legal research and writing, drafting documents and pleadings, and electronic filing.

LGL-160—Introduction to Law Firm Technology—3.0 credits
This course provides the paralegal student with an introduction to the types and functions of technology in the legal field, providing them with knowledge of and access to commonly used software.

LGL-170—Legal Research and Writing I—3.0 credits
This course expands the skills of the paralegal student in performing legal research and writing, emphasizing case briefing and legal analysis. It provides students with experience using research tools and search engines available in the legal field.

LGL-180—Torts—3.0 credits
This course provides a basic understanding of personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, and civil rights litigation. Students develop skills in applying law to fact patterns as well as utilizing rules of state and federal civil procedure.

EDS-200—Foundations of E-Discovery—3.0 credits
This course explores the procedures associated with e-discovery. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the role of the paralegal in each phase. Topics include the pre-trial litigation process and the forms and phases of general discovery.

EDS-210—ESI and E-Discovery Skill Building—3.0 credits
This course provides an understanding of electronically stored information (ESI) fundamentals and the opportunity
to build practical e-discovery paralegal skills using current software applications housed within the Bryan University E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).

LGL-210—Business Organizations and Contract Law—3.0 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of the nature, formation, and regulation of business organizations. Students will also gain an understanding of contractual relationships, applicable laws and remedies.

LGL-220—Family and Criminal Law—3.0 credits
This course presents an overview of a family law practice and basic principles of criminal law. Along with developing an understanding of legal analysis and constitutional law, students complete practical paralegal projects related to both family law and criminal law practices.

LGL-230—Legal Research and Writing II—3.0 credits
This course provides additional practice and application in legal research and writing. Students will be expected to complete legal writing assignments utilizing more advanced legal analysis skills and based on state-specific laws.

EDS-240—E-Discovery Paralegal I—3.0 credits
This class will introduce students to the early stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework. Students will have an opportunity to practice e-discovery tasks utilizing specialized software in the preservation and collection of ESI.

EDS-250—E-Discovery Paralegal II—3.0 credits
This class provides students an opportunity to develop and practice skills relating to the latter stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework using the E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).

LGP-280—Paralegal Simulation Lab A—3.0 credits
A practical demonstration of ability to apply professional and ethical guidelines, ability to use Microsoft Office, ability to draft key legal documents as well as to perform a conflict of interest.

LGP-290—Paralegal Simulation Lab B—3.0 credits
A practical demonstration of ability to perform relevant e-discovery tasks in a simulated environment using relevant e-discovery software, including but not limited to rules of evidence as related to electronically stored data.

IND-300—Current Events in the Industry—3.0 credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to explore current events in the industry. Topics include issues, trends, legislation, and ethics within the student’s chosen field.

MGT-300—Management and Communications—3.0 credits
This course provides an introduction to management skills needed to effectively supervise and communicate with others. Leadership skills relevant in the legal environment will be emphasized.

IND-310—Entrepreneurship—3.0 credits
This course is a survey of key entrepreneurship concepts and general business strategies for success as an independent contractor or small business owner. Students will be encouraged to research state-specific industry requirements for working independently within their field.

LGL-320—Legal Research and Writing III—3.0 credits
The course provides instruction and application on using research resources (electronic and physical) to draft legal writings including legal memoranda and appellate briefs. Emphasis will be placed on research efficiency using effective search strategies, and writing in both objective and persuasive ways.

LGL-330—Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation—3.0 credits
This course covers the paralegal role in consumer and business bankruptcy proceedings as well as in commercial litigation.

LGL-350—Property Law—3.0 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of property law including real property, wills, estates, and probate. The course focuses students on the practical skills needed to prepare and file related court documents. The handling of probate litigation and will contests from the perspective of the paralegal is also emphasized.

EDS-380—Legal Office Productivity and Database Management—3.0 credits
This course focuses on essential productivity applications. Students will explore tools and methods essential to modern paralegal tasks and will learn the importance of databases to EDiscovery applications. Topics include data analysis, indexing, and database structures.

EDS-390—E-Discovery Utilities and Applications Lab—3.0 credits
This course is designed to develop advanced skills in utilities and applications used in the litigation support and legal industry. Students in this class will use software applications in Bryan University’s E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).

EDS-400—Analytics and Technology Assisted Review—3.0 credits
This course will introduce students to analytics technologies designed to make document review and analysis more efficient. Students will gain experience with data analytics tools and also gain a general understanding of technology assisted review or predictive coding, and the tools and processes associated with machine learning and the auto- categorization of documents.

LGL-400—Trial Practice—3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in preparing detailed pleadings, pre-trial motions, and discovery requests in addition to deposition preparation. The role of the paralegal in alternative dispute resolution is also explored. This class will provide an opportunity for students to develop advanced skills relating to trial preparation and presentation in the electronic courtroom. Students in this class will use software applications in Bryan University’s E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation, and Applications (ELSSA).

LGL-420—Certification Preparation—3.0 credits
This course assists students with preparation for industry-standard certifications. The course includes drills that help prepare students for the format and content of the certification exams.

EDS-450—E-Discovery Project Management—3.0 credits
Students will learn the fundamental principles of traditional project management and how to apply these principles to the management of an e-discovery project. Students will work within a process framework using methodology to effectively manage the scope, time and cost of an electronic discovery project.

LGP-480—Paralegal Simulation Lab C—3.0 credits
A practical demonstration of proficiency in legal office management software as well as ability to perform witness, exhibit and attorney preparations for trail.

UNV-101S—Student Success and Technology Foundations—3.0 credits
A course covering the information and skills needed to succeed in academic studies, including study skills, setting academic goals, managing time, and technology skills such as word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Note that courses are subject to change based upon employer needs and marketplace requirements. The most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information can be found in the Bryan University Course Catalog.

When you study at Bryan University, you get a unique opportunity to learn from the true leaders and visionaries in your industry. That’s because we’re committed to recruiting only the industry’s top experts to our faculty, so you can learn from working professionals and thought leaders who are at the top of their game—and who can show you exactly how to reach your potential, too.

Nola Wright

Program Director, Bryan University

Nola has practiced law for over 30 years, primarily as a trial attorney, in both civil and criminal litigation. She has served as legal counsel for major corporations, small companies, law firms, and government agencies, and has been the supervising attorney for paralegals on staff. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1980 from the University of Kansas, and her Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law School in 1984. In addition to her trial practice, she has taught as an adjunct for business law classes and paralegal programs. A native Kansasan, Nola is an avid KU basketball fan (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) and an advocate and supporter of the arts.

Marty Chadwick

Instructor, Bryan University

Marty Chadwick is a political science graduate of Columbia College and has a J.D. from Western New England University. A resident of Gilbert, Arizona, he is an active member of the Arizona State Bar and prior member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Virginia Bar; where he practiced contract, criminal, elder, juvenile, and estate planning law. He is a professional mediator with his own Arizona firm, Mediation Path, where he mediates divorce, family law, employment, and elder conflicts. He has also mediated for the Pinal County Courts, the Office of the Arizona Attorney General, the Maricopa County Justice Courts, and the EEOC. Prior to this, Marty had a long career as a C-level executive in Healthcare.

Prior to teaching at Bryan, Marty was an adjunct instructor in the Lamson College paralegal program. His significant other, sons and several grandchildren in the area keep him busy, humble, perplexed, and delighted. He also enjoys volunteer work with the fire department, hiking, golfing, cooking, creative writing, and experimenting with water coloring

Steven Clark, JD

Director of E-Discovery & Litigation , Dentons Law Firm, Kansas City, MO
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Steve received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1996.

Steve is an E-Discovery and Litigation Support professional with extensive experience advising case teams and clients on best practices, educating and guiding them through the complex electronic discovery process, creating and managing sensible and cost-effective solutions to meet their needs, as well as implementing sound procedures and policies to ensure that they receive consistent and high-quality results.

Steve is currently the Director of E-Discovery & Litigation Support at Dentons Law Firm, Kansas City, MO., the world’s largest law firm representing client’s globally. Previously he served as the Director of Litigation Support at Lathrop & Gage. In both positions, Steve has designed and implemented departmental service offerings relating to information and data management, litigation technology, E-Discovery, and other Litigation Support functions.

Steve has a history of building professional and client service teams around the core principles of service, project management, accountability, and common sense.
He is passionate about and promotes education and thought on process and project management throughout the industry and frequently speak or present on issues across the EDRM spectrum.

Curtis Craghead

Instructor and Lab Manager, Bryan University

Before joining the paralegal team at Bryan, Curtis spent over 20 years of working directly with law firms and government agencies in electronic discovery, litigation support, and quality control. He has worked for noted industry leaders in legal software such as Modus eDiscovery, Inc., Encore Legal Solutions/Epiq Systems, and InVzn. He has trained students and supported Client and Encore users on Concordance, Summation, iCONECT, iPro, LiveNote, CaseMap, MS-Windows, MS-Office, MS-DOS, and litigation document production-related subjects.

His past experience in litigation support software development and instruction brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our students learning about electronic discovery.

Claudine Dulaney

Associate Vice President of Education, Anthem Education Group E-Discovery
Litigation and E-Discovery Paralegal Studies Program Director, Bryan University

Claudine Dulaney is the Program Director for the Litigation and E-Discovery Paralegal program at Bryan University. After completing her Bachelor’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis, she graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Her years of experience as a paralegal, legal secretary, and research assistant provide her with great insight into the realities of the paralegal career field. In addition, over the past 8 years, she has worked in teaching and administrative roles in higher education including paralegal studies.

She is a member of NALA, the Association of Legal Assistants and Paralegals, and participates in continuing education opportunities, staying current on the trends in the field.

She is passionate about the Paralegal field and in preparing students successfully to meet the demands of the workplace.

Lesa Engle, JD

Director of Litigation Support, Strook, Strook, & Lavan, LLP , New York City, NY
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Lesa Engle is a licensed attorney in Arizona. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University in 2007, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2005.

Lesa is the Assistant Managing Attorney for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Legal Services Office. She currently maintains a caseload of Guardian ad Litem appointments in Dependency, Mental Health, and Civil Family cases. Lesa enjoys working with people, and helping underrepresented populations navigate the legal system. She spent almost five years with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender representing indigent clients charged with felony offenses.

In her free time, Lesa enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and live music.

Patrick Johnson

Instructor, Bryan University

Patrick graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Political Science. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. While in law school, Patrick interned at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and a civil firm. He was also a member of the nationally-ranked Cumberland Trial Team.

After law school, Patrick moved to Arizona where he began working at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. While there, he prosecuted cases in the Pre-Trial Bureau, the Felony Trial Bureau, and the Family Violence Bureau. After nearly five years in Maricopa County, Patrick joined the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, where he currently prosecutes violent and repeat offenders in the Major Offender Bureau.

Christine Leavitt

Instructor, Bryan University

Christine Leavitt is an attorney who is licensed to practice in Arizona, California, and Utah. Christine works in the field of employment and labor law as Associate General Counsel to one of the largest private insurance brokerages, a job which she has held for the past six years. In 2011, Christine was invited to be a guest lecturer in Ukraine as part of the U.S. Build Initiative, and she taught at five law schools in western Ukraine. Christine also externed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Utah Legal Services, and the Beaver County Public Defender’s office, for which work she received the J. Reuben Clark Public Service Award.

Christine graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School with honors. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Utah University, where she double majored in Political Science and Spanish, graduating with high honors and as Valedictorian of her class. Christine is very energetic and passionate. She loves learning and enjoys meeting new people. She is also the mother of four, an accomplished pianist, and a long distance runner. Her hobbies include traveling and spending as much time as possible exploring the outdoors with her family.

Kristin Moye

Instructor, Bryan University

After working at the Arizona Supreme Court, Kristin Moye entered private practice at the law firm of Becker Zarling & Moye Law. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Arizona and holds a J.D. and LL.M. from Phoenix School of Law and Pepperdine. She has published two law review articles in the area of employment law and estate planning.

Kristin worked at Snell & Wilmer and Ryley Carlock and Applewhite where she gained experience with e-Discovery. Currently, her practice focuses on estate planning and representing small businesses. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her daughter.

Kim Myers, BA

Sr. Paralegal, Merck & Co., New Jersey
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Kim is a Senior Paralegal Legal in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department at Merck & Co., Inc. in New Jersey. She has over 10 years’ experience in IP Litigation and extensive hands on experience managing discovery requests, document reviews and productions for major Hatch-Waxman litigations.

While handling Merck’s high profile cases, she works closely with various teams of project managers, outside counsels, e-discovery vendors, and technical service professionals who provide support to her large scale ANDA suits and litigations internationally and domestically. She takes on a supervisory role to her cases by developing teams that are detailed oriented and highly values the implementation of thorough quality control, efficiency and cost savings.

Kim has also taken on a consultative approach with various acquisitions to ensure all IP is preserved, maintained and integrated into the universal Merck environment. She has worked with numerous departments to establish SOP’s to comply with company issued legal holds, the preservation of ESI and non-ESI data corpuses.

Kim earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University with high honors and her paralegal degree from Berkeley College. Kim also serves on the Advisory Board for the Litigation and E-Discovery Paralegal Studies program at Bryan University. She is also actively involved in Merck’s pro-bono programs covering fields such as bankruptcy, UVisa applications, StreetLaw and Veterans’ services to name a few.

Michael Quartaro, BA., CEDS

Director of Litigation Support, Strook, Strook, & Lavan, LLP , New York City, NY
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Mike is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He is the author of “Project Management in Electronic Discovery” (2016 eDiscoveryPM.com), the only book to merge project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery.

He is a teacher, a project management professional, and technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the legal services industry. He has worked in legal technology and litigation at large law firms, including at Skadden Arps, managing large litigation and complex technology projects involving forensics and electronic discovery.

At Stroock, he is responsible for the development and implementation of Firm policy relating to the use of technology across multiple practice areas, including litigation, financial restructuring and intellectual property. As part of the Firm’s administrative team, he oversees a full-service Litigation Support Department, the development of best practices and project-oriented protocols, and the design and delivery of e-discovery and application-specific training programs.

Mike is a member of the Firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group and he regularly consults with attorneys and the Firm’s Fortune 500 clients on the use of technology, electronic discovery and information governance. A graduate of the State University of New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and music, he also studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), and he teaches e-discovery and project management at Tempe, Arizona-based Bryan University, where he also sits on the university advisory board. He is the ACEDS liaison member to the Advisory Committee of the EDRM. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, e-discovery and litigation support.

Elvis Sulejmani

Instructor, Bryan University

Elvis teaches the paralegal program’s courses in electronic discovery. Originating from Albania, Elvis earned his first law degree from University of Tirana, Faculty of Law in 2009 and later his Master Degree (LL.M) from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with concentration in International Business Law in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in New York State and a member of New York Bar Association.

Currently working as a litigation paralegal for a Phoenix, Arizona law firm, Elvis’s primary focus is electronic discovery and data management, covering of wide variety of cases. His experience and knowledge in litigation software and technology include the noted programs Eclipse, eCapture, eScanit, IPRO Suite, Relativity, Concordance Lexis/Nexis, CaseMap, Discovery Assistant, Trial Director and Summation. Certified in IPRO Suite 8.6, Elvis has also worked as a Quality Assurance Analyst (software tester) and Tech Support Specialist for IPRO Tech Inc.

Elvis’s extensive knowledge and experience in electronic discovery litigation coupled with his enthusiasm for teaching provides our paralegal students with an unparalleled education in this ever-evolving area of the law.

Corrinne Viola, JD

Associate Attorney, Gurstel Law Firm, Scottsdale, AZ
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Cori received two Bachelor degrees, Political Science and Government, and Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2013, where she was a National Collegiate Scholar, a member of the KU Honors Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, a Political Science Honors Society.

She went on to earn her juris doctorate degree in 2016 from the University of Kansas Law School, receiving her juris doctorate in 2016. While there she served as president of the 3 L class, and was a member of the Environmental Law Society, Animal Defense League and Vice President of the Law Students for Women’s Reproductive Justice.

Cori is a registered attorney in Arizona, and currently works as an associate attorney for the Gurstel Law firm in Scottsdale, AZ.

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