Paralegal Bachelor’s (BA) and Master’s (MA) Degrees

Some schools offer bachelor or master degree programs in paralegal studies, which make students eligible for paralegal employment, as well as opening doors to the possibility of law school admission. (See a list of recommended schools here.)

A typical BA program in legal studies covers a wide range of legal courses, as well as a variety of general education subjects. A typical course list might look something like:

  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Ethics
  • Family Law
  • Legal Drafting
  • Torts
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Property
  • Income Tax
  • Legal Interviewing & Investigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Evidence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Law Office Management & Technology
  • Immigration Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Studies Capstone Project
  • Management Information Systems
  • Money & Banking
  • Writing for Managers
  • Critical Thinking

More information on specific school programs can be found at each school’s Web site. Here you can see what programs are available near you.

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