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The AS in Paralegal Studies program prepares graduates to work directly under the supervision of an attorney in entry-level positions and perform general background work for the legal firm.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Students may demonstrate knowledge of procedural law 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.
  • Students may demonstrate an awareness of the needs of a modern technology-based law office.
  • Students may demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical standards expected of a paralegal.
  • Students may demonstrate communication skills, including public speaking, letter and memorandum writing, as well as legal drafting under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Students may demonstrate legal research and analytical and critical thinking skills, including reasoned approaches to legal problem solving.