ACCSC recognized BU’s paralegal studies program for its innovative approach to paralegal instruction. Paralegal Studies Program Director Nola Wright, J.D., writes: “Students learn by doing – that is the overarching educational philosophy of our paralegal program – the ‘doing’ part is done best when it replicates as close as possible to a real-world working environment.” This philosophy is behind using “Bryan & Associates – An Unreal Law Firm.” Newly enrolled paralegal students are considered new hires in the firm and given the title of 律师助理, while they work with Attorneys (faculty members) during each course in the program. Throughout the program, students are given access to clients’ files and delegated responsibilities typical of a working paralegal. Students also attend “all-staff meetings” hosted by the Senior Firm Partner (paralegal program director). 该se meetings allow faculty and students to discuss cases and clients, as well as current legal issues, which simulates a real law firm staff meeting.
布莱恩大学的 使命宣言 强调确保承诺“学生收到转变他们的生活教育的经验。”在律师助理研究这种创新的教学方法的学生，结果增加了自己的能力有信心，更逼真和相关的学习经验，并在法律领域的坚定承诺。这也给了律师助理的学生纳入法律和更好的就业机会和结果的做法更深刻的意义。