The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program is designed to offer a level of training that provides the student with knowledge of the law and paralegal studies, in conjunction with the practical and technical skills and competencies required of the profession. Comprehensive study in areas such as legal research and writing, litigation, contracts, legal ethics, torts, and various legal disciplines help prepare the student for diverse career opportunities.
Students enroll in this program to pursue occupational advancement or to seek employment in legal environments including private law firms, corporations, and government agencies. A paralegal’s duties may include providing support during courtroom proceedings, interviewing and investigation, preparing documents, managing technology, and researching legal issues.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program consists of a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.