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George Washington University’s Paralegal Studies Graduate Program Receives Top Honors from the National Capital Area Paralegal Association

December 17, 2012

Latarsha Gatlin
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Angela Olson
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WASHINGTON – The George Washington University’s graduate program in Paralegal Studies was recently honored by the National Capital Area Paralegal Association (NCAPA) with the association’s 2012 Program Excellence Award. 

“I am grateful and absolutely delighted to have our program recognized by NCAPA, which is one of the premier paralegal associations in the country and which has a long and distinguished record of raising the prestige and professionalism of the paralegal profession,” said Toni Marsh, director of the Paralegal Studies program and the College of Professional Studies’ associate dean for new initiatives.  

The Paralegal Studies program offered through GW’s College of Professional Studies and presented in association with the GW Law School, launched in 2006. Designed for working professionals, the Paralegal Studies program focuses on three specialties: government law, intellectual property law and international law.

Christine Villareal, president of the GW Paralegal Student Association and a current student in the Paralegal Studies program, was awarded NCAPA’s Student Member of the Year.

"I am proud of PSA president Christine Villareal, who richly deserves the honor she received, having built the GW Paralegal Student Association into a thriving and active organization that advances the interests of GW students through mentoring, networking opportunities, educational events, and philanthropy,” said Ms. Marsh.

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About the National Capital Area Paralegal Association
Founded in 1974, NCAPA is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the paralegal profession in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.  For more information, please visit

About GW's College of Professional Studies
Established in 2001, The George Washington University College of Professional Studies (CPS) is dedicated to adult learners and working professionals. CPS offers undergraduate and graduate programs that address the competency requirements of adults working in emerging and rapidly changing professions. For more information, please visit