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Three Duquesne Paralegal Students Win National Scholarships

Three students enrolled in the Duquesne University Paralegal Institute recently received scholarships from the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

The winners are Audrey Poch of McMurray, Laura Baldwin of Green Tree and Cynthia Chambers of Penn Hills. Essays from only five awardees are selected nationwide by the AAfPE from students enrolled in 126 paralegal programs.

“According to the AAfPE, no other paralegal program has ever had this many winners in a single year,” said Pam Bailey, program coordinator of Duquesne’s Paralegal Institute. This was the first time Duquesne students had applied for the scholarships.

The winning essays will be published in AAfPE's The Paralegal Educator in March 2009.

Since its founding in 1984, Duquesne’s Paralegal Institute has produced more than 1,500 paralegals. Students earn their certificates through evening classes; an accelerated day program is available through the summer. Students can enroll in several concentration areas including civil litigation, estates, corporate law and litigation technology.

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