Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
Abraham Lincoln University

Program Details

The online AS in Paralegal Studies degree program from Abraham Lincoln University provides students with the opportunity to study legal principles at depth and gain a competitive edge in the field. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) Certificate exam and possess the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Perform advanced legal research and writing tasks using online and in-person library resources for a wide variety of legal problems
  • Prepare and write legal memoranda, motions, and other court documents for review by an attorney
  • Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising attorneys
  • Edit and refine previously prepared legal documents to accommodate changes in circumstances and changes in the law
  • Write letters, memoranda, and other communications in a corporate or law firm environment
  • Apply concepts from a wide variety of legal disciplines, as well as other disciplines such as business, mathematics, and psychology, to assigned tasks in a law firm or corporate environment


  • Proof of High School Graduation or its equivalent
  • Documentation of a current government-issued photo ID
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments
  • Transcripts for any previous undergraduate study that the applicant wants to submit to ALU for possible transfer credit

School Accreditation Statement

Distance Education Accrediting Commission