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Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

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Lawyers depend on paralegals and legal assistants to help them succeed in their practice of law. At South University, our partially online Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies program can equip you with the training, education, and relevant experience needed to enter this important role.

Offered through the Savannah campus, the partially online Paralegal Studies program’s courses cover torts and remedies, legal research and writing, ethics, civil litigation, estate planning, legal software, and business, family, and criminal law. In the Paralegal Studies associate’s degree capstone course, you’ll gain valuable experience in a legal setting such as a law firm, real estate company, bank, or federal government agency. In this setting, you’ll work under the supervision of a licensed attorney to perform tasks like preparing legal documents or interviewing clients and witnesses in preparation for real cases.

All students in the partially online Paralegal Studies degree program must complete at least four legal specialty courses comprising at least sixteen (16) quarter hours of credit in a traditional classroom format.

Develop Specialized Knowledge and Problem-Solving Skills

This partially online Paralegal Studies degree program can prepare you to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of procedural and substantive law by successfully completing legal assignments routinely performed in a law office or any organization involved with legal processes under the supervision of an attorney.
  • An awareness of the needs of a modern technology-based law office.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical standards expected of a paralegal.
  • Communication skills, including public speaking, letter and memorandum writing, as well as legal drafting under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Legal research and analytical and critical thinking skills, including reasoned approaches to legal problem solving.

Build a Solid Foundation for a Career in the Legal Field

Upon completing the Paralegal Studies associate’s degree program, you’ll be ready to work under the supervision of an attorney in entry-level paralegal and legal assistant positions and perform general background work for a legal firm. This degree program can also get you started on the path to earning your Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.

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South University’s partially online Paralegal Studies degree program offers online classes that let you access academic resources and coursework whenever it’s most convenient, day or night. Meanwhile, on-campus evening and weekend classes also accommodate your busy schedule, while giving you face-to-face interaction with faculty and peers. Plus, the off-campus paralegal experience offers practical training that can help you hit the ground running in your career. As you work toward achieving your goals, our faculty and staff, on campus and online, will be there supporting you every step of the way.

Learn more about South University’s Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon and Washington DC.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/online/areas-of-study/criminal-justice-and-legal-studies/paralegal-studies-associate-of-science-as
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