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Career Program Degree and Certificate

There are two options to choose from in the paralegal field:

Legal Studies A.A.S. (Plan 22PA)

Choose the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) option if you have not yet earned a college degree. The courses required include paralegal specialty courses as well as general education courses that will enhance this career.

If you complete one or two courses per semester, you can earn the associate degree in approximately 10 semesters. If you attend full time, you can earn it in four semesters.

Course Sequence Guide for AAS Plan 22PA (PDF)

Legal Studies Certificate (Plan 22PB)

Choose this option if you have already earned a college degree. The certificate consists almost entirely of paralegal specialty courses including legal research and writing, litigation and electives in specific areas such as family law, real estate, probate, corporations, intellectual property and torts.

Please submit a Legal Studies screening form if you intend to obtain your Legal Studies Certificate.

Complete one or two courses per semester, and complete the certificate in four or five semesters. Attend full time, and complete the certificate in three semesters.

Course Sequence Guide for Certificate Plan 22PB (PDF)

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Specialty Courses

The Legal Studies Department at CLC offers legal specialty courses in the most marketable areas such as: Litigation, Real Property Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Intellectual Property Law, Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Probate Law, Immigration Law, and Healthcare Law.

Choose the right elective courses for your career goals. View our Recommended Elective Course Concentrations for a list of elective courses recommended by local attorneys and paralegals for careers specific paralegal employment settings.

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