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Paralegal Studies

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits
Offered: Hybrid

Overview

Are you looking for a career with great prospects? The AAS in paralegal studies is designed to teach you how to be a legal assistant. A legal assistant is, in the words of the American Bar Association, a person, “who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work, for which a lawyer is responsible.” In other words, a legal assistant is a non-lawyer legal professional. Employers prefer to hire applicants who have completed a formal paralegal training program.

Lake Superior College has been awarded #5 best online paralegal associate degree by GetEducated.com!

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security right for you?

Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or, you might provide fire protection as a firefighter.

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition and Fees

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Legal terminology
  • The American legal system
  • State and federal court rules and procedures
  • Ethical obligations governing attorneys and paralegals
  • Proper methods for conducting interviews and factual investigations with clients and witnesses

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