Program Details

Summerdale, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
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Program Overview

Program Description:


The Associate in Science degree in Paralegal is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to be practicing paralegals in law firms, government agencies, corporations and the courts. Personalized instruction and relevant coursework capped by a professional internship prepare students to meet the growing demand for degreed paralegals in the public and private sectors. 

You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Paralegal program, the graduate should be able to: 

  • Use the resources of a law library and online information sources to solve legal research problems and draft memoranda, briefs, and pleadings using proper legal format, grammar, and spelling. 
  • Operate and maintain computer equipment and systems found in a law office. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal terminology, principles, and procedures, and possess the skills necessary to apply that knowledge to fact patterns in a logical and coherent manner. 
  • Comply with the ethical guidelines required of paralegals. 
  • Use communication skills appropriate to the legal setting that demonstrate a firm knowledge of the mechanics of written and oral language. 
  • Prepare a case for trial from filing the initial lawsuit through and including preparing oral arguments, client and witness testimony, and appellate documents. 
  • Use the internet to gather factual and legal information. 
  • Relate a knowledge of professional behavior necessary to carrying out the tasks of a paralegal under the supervision of a lawyer.

Additional Program Information

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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