Widener University’s Legal Education Institute is teaming up with Cecil College to allow students at the Maryland school to enter Widener’s paralegal bachelor’s degree program.
The deal streamlines the admissions process for Cecil students and allows them to transfer their credits to Widener while still enrolled at Cecil. Students would then be able to start at Widener as juniors. Director of the Legal Education Institute at Widener Nicole Ballenger says, “This partnership comes at a time when the paralegal field is growing, as changes in the economy have led employers to place even more value on the contributions of paralegal professionals in the workplace.” She says, “Our program offers both full- and part-time studies to accommodate students in a variety of ways, the same way Cecil College does so successfully.”
The agreement comes just days after the University of Delaware announced that it was exploring the possibility of establishing a law school in Newark.