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Paralegal Studies

The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.

     
2014-15 Catalog
2013-14 Catalog
2014-15 Worksheet
2013-14 Worksheet
 

Area

Paralegal Studies

Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Length

Five Semesters (two-year program)

Purpose

The curriculum is designed to provide an individual with a sufficient level of knowledge, understanding, and proficiency to perform the tasks in meeting a client's needs which can be performed by a trained, non-lawyer assistant working under the direction and supervision of a lawyer. A legal assistant will have a basic understanding of the general processes of American law, and will have the knowledge and proficiency to perform specific tasks under the supervision of a lawyer in the fields of civil and criminal law. The occupational objectives include employment in public and private (individual and corporate) law-related activities, organizations, and agencies.

Occupational Objectives

Legal assistant, Paralegal, Legal Research Assistant.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices