According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal and legal assistant jobs are expected to grow much faster than average at a rate of 8% or higher through the year 2028 with projected job openings of 37,600 in the United States.1
Furthermore, U.S. News ranked Paralegal as one of the best social service jobs of 2021.2 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.
As a graduate of the Bryan University Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies, career opportunities may include:
As a graduate, you’ll have the skills to perform many key roles in the legal industry:
Employment settings may include:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
“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
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).