Paralegal Studies

Program Level: Degrees
Department: Business and Entrepreneurship
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC
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What is the program?

This program gives you the knowledge and skills to enter the legal field as a paralegal, assisting attorneys in trial preparation, legal research and other areas of law.

What will I learn?

<pYou’ll develop a broad-based understanding of law and the courtroom. You’ll learn legal terminology and how to understand and draft legal documents, interview clients and conduct relevant research. Courses will cover a variety of legal areas, including family law, civil litigation, elder law, estate law, torts, contracts and personal injury law, criminal law, contracts and legal ethics. The program includes a 30-hour internship where you’ll gain hands-on experience in a law office or similar legal organization.

What can I do with this course of study?

Once you earn your degree in Paralegal Studies, you can pursue a variety of entry-level legal careers under the direct supervision of an attorney.

What's special about the program?

Experienced lawyers and paralegals teach the classes in this program. You’ll learn from experts as you prepare for this high-demand career. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 14% growth rate for paralegal and legal assistant jobs through 2031 due to increased demand for more cost-effective legal services. Paralegals can specialize in different types of law, such as immigration, real estate, family, etc.

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Dr. Val Calvert
(210) 486-0190

John Lamerson, JD
Program Coordinator
Nail Technical Center (NTC) 324B or 313
(210) 486-1067

Sarah Sparrow
Unit Assistant
(210) 486-0531