Associate Degree in Paralegal

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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
98 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
8 quarters full time
21 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
57% for 2012 - 2013

Salary Range:
Full-time $21,840 - $39,520

Our associate degree in paralegal is a career-oriented program meant to prepare you for entry-level positions in many aspects of the legal environment under the supervision of an attorney. 

Globe University's instructors are comprised of attorneys and paralegals who have practical work experience.

In as few as two years, you can be prepared for a variety of positions and develop many marketable skills such as:

  • Professional communication
  • Legal writing skills
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Drafting legal documents

Courses specific to paralegal include:

  • Legal Research
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy

From basic knowledge of the legal system to specific skills required by employers, Globe University’s program can help you prepare for your future career. 

Paralegal associates degree highlights

  • Enjoy the flexibility of day, evening and online classes
  • Learn from paralegal professionals
  • Take courses developed with employer input
  • Focus on hands-on, real-world experiences
  • Interpret and apply legal terminology, principles and procedures
  • Prepare legal documents and forms
  • Work with our career specialists for job-placement assistance 

If you have any questions about our paralegal degrees, or in case you want to schedule a personal tour of a campus, please call 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions

Legal Terminology

This is a concentrated study of terminology used in the legal process. Students learn the proper use of legal terminology through reading and practice. Legal terms are spelled, defined and applied to real situations that occur in the legal field.

Introduction to the Legal Profession

This course is an overview of the legal profession. It examines the range of employment settings, work responsibilities, job requirements and career opportunities in the legal field. The course surveys the knowledge, abilities, skills, and technologies employed in the practice of law, with emphasis on legal and ethical constraints.

Legal Research I

Students perform legal research using texts and the computer. They learn fundamentals of legal analysis relating to primary law and secondary law and correct citation format, as well as how to use the law library, electronic resources and a range of other tools to find relevant primary and secondary law. Students receive instruction in Westlaw.

Real Estate

This course covers concepts of the law of real property, including types of estates and ownership, encumbrances, recording and registration, title examination, financing methods and rental property. Students learn to prepare documents such as liens, leaseholds and joint ownership that transfer title and create property interests, and study in detail the documents and processes involved in real estate closings.  

Graduates from Globe University’s paralegal Associate of Applied Science program have secured employment at organizations including:

A.A.S. Paralegal Graduates July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

  • Autism Advocacy & Law Center
  • Epiphany Law
  • Kelm & Reuter PA
  • Special Planning, LLC
  • Wilson Law Group 

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