Paralegal schools in Connecticut focus on job related skills and knowledge to prepare students for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. Most paralegal programs are two years long and offer associate’s degrees. There are few bachelor’s or master’s degrees in paralegal studies in the state of Connecticut. Many students who enter paralegal programs work full or part-time so many programs are offered at night to accommodate student’s work schedules. Paralegal coursework is demanding and requires a lot of reading. Topics studied include personal injury and torts, contracts, criminal law, patent law, employment law, business law, legal research, legal document writing, evidence collection, estate planning, federal and state taxation, and legal ethics.