The Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies degree program offers a foundation in legal doctrine, along with the analytical, technical, and communication skills necessary for a career in the legal field. Graduates are prepared to:
Apply legal research methods and techniques that are used in the practice of law
Develop skills in legal reasoning, in identifying and effectively using legal resources and in writing legal documents
Evaluate the importance of secondary sources in legal research
Describe the primary rules and sources and roles of each in legal research
Distinguish how advice, persuasion, and advocacy enter into legal research
Demonstrate knowledge of the nature, function, principles, and concepts as they relate to the paralegal and apply critical legal thinking and analytical skills to resolve typical situations or facts
Comprehend and describe what a paralegal is and how one fits into the legal system
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits). Official transcripts.
Accreditation & Licensing
Higher Learning Commission
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