Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Paralegal Studies

Bringing Order to the Legal World.

Paralegals increase the efficiency of a legal firm by performing various challenging legal tasks under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals often conduct witness interviews, draft legal documents, perform legal research, and communicate directly with clients. Paralegals are also trained to assist lawyers as they prepare for hearings, conduct trials, and negotiate settlements. 

To excel in the legal field, paralegals need to have an eye for detail, be skilled organizers, and be able to work well on a team. During the 16-month paralegal program at International Business College, you can learn important skills and will study many legal content areas including:

  • Criminal, Family and Tort Law
  • Civil Litigation Procedures
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Legal Ethics

The 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed so you spend the majority of your time learning skills directly related to your career in the legal world. You will also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you can practice what you've learned and experience working in a legal setting.



At International Business College, our Paralegal Studies faculty has worked in the legal field and are able to bring their legal experience into the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.

During the Paralegal Studies program, you will also have the opportunity to complete an externship. This is a great way to polish your skills and enhance your future job opportunities.

As a student in our Paralegal Studies program, you can learn about:

  • Legal terminology 
  • Legal research skills
  • Courtroom procedures
  • Contract
  • Real estate law
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil litigation 



 International Business College offers a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Paralegal career. You can graduate quickly and start working!



International Business College offers a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful paralegal studies career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

The program also includes an 8 week externship where you can practice the skills you've acquired and make industry connections.   

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog. To learn more about the student focused resources that support our curriculum, click here.

Ready to get started? Call us at 317-813-2300 or fill out our information request form.  


  • Word Processing
  • Electronic Spreadsheets
  • Introduction to Database Management
  • Legal Computer Applications
  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation 
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • Legal Research and Legal Writing 
  • Client Interview and Communication Skills
  • Ethics
  • Tort Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration 
  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Externship 


As an International Business College Paralegal Studies graduate, our career services department can help you start your career by finding the right job!

In addition to your career courses, you will take courses that prepare you for your job search by helping with resume writing and interviewing practice.   

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 12% from 2020 to 20305, faster than the average for all occupations. Paralegals are helping law firms lower both their costs and their clients' costs.

International Business College Paralegal Studies graduates can work for: 

  • Private law offices 
  • Legal service organizations 
  • Banks 
  • Large and small corporations
  • Realty offices 
  • Mortgage companies 


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022)
Tuition Per Semester*
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Residence Fee Per Semester*
Residence Reservation Fee
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
* A.A.S. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.