Paralegal Associate’s Degrees

About 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States offer formal training programs in paralegal studies, with about 260 of them being approved by the American Bar Association. Though most employers don’t see ABA-approval as a requirement for entry-level employment, graduating from an ABA-approved program is beneficial for those who plan to advance further in the field of law. Here you can see a list of recommended paralegal schools.

A typical 24-month associate program in paralegal studies includes classes in basic paralegal concepts, as well as a small variety of other subjects related to the profession. For most programs, these courses include subjects like:

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Litigation and Trial Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Domestic Relations
  • Criminal law
  • Real property
  • Trusts, Wills and Estate Administration
  • Contracts
  • Torts: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Social Security Disability
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • English
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Business Management
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Psychology

At the completion of the program, the student is awarded an associate degree and is eligible for entry-level paralegal employment.

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Paralegal Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

National American University

National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don’t just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.

Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it’s our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

Keiser University

At Keiser University we are here to help you succeed by providing the professional and academic foundation to meet your educational goals and objectives. Keiser University continues to be a valuable partner to employers, the community, and, above all, a valued choice for students serious about their education and career.

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction.

Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career. Financial aid is available for qualified students, and the school maintains a full-time placement staff to assist students in gaining externship experience while in school and employment after graduation.

Westwood College

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning founded in Denver, Colorado in 1953. Today, Westwood has 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia and an online campus. Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing three-year bachelor’s degrees in high-growth fields. We have over 8,000 students enrolled in one of our degree programs in technology, healthcare, business, design, justice and industrial services. To date, nearly 30,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.

TCI The College of Technology

Founded in 1909 under the leadership of Nobel Prize recipient Guglielmo Marconi, TCI was a leading center for education and development in the communications industry. Later, the school was propelled forward by graduate David Sarnoff, pioneer of American commercial radio and television, and co-founder of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

TCI is located in the heart of New York City, directly across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station in Manhattan. This provides easy access via train from the five boroughs of New York as well as Northern New Jersey.

For the past 13 years Community College Week has ranked TCI as one of the top 2 year colleges in America.

Globe University

At Globe University, we prepare students for exciting careers in high-value fields. Imagine getting paid for what you love doing. It all starts with career-based training at Globe University. We offer master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Our graduates are prepared for careers in business, health science, technology, legal science and creative media.

Virginia College

Virginia College provides the convenience of flexible class schedules with the benefits of small class sizes. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, helping open doors for everyone who wants to improve his or her education and opportunities!

Court Reporting Institute

Your Journey Towards a New Career Begins Today!

The Court Reporting Institute focuses time, energy, and resources on providing students the finest court reporting training possible. Unlike other colleges that may offer court reporting as one of many options, our singular goal is to prepare students for careers in court reporting. We offer flexible schedules, convenient start dates, and online degree options to help new students get started today!

Globe Education

At Globe University and Minnesota School of Business we prepare students for exciting careers in high-value fields. Imagine getting paid for what you love doing. It all starts with career-based training at any one of our Globe University or Minnesota School of Business campuses. We offer master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Our graduates are prepared for careers in business, health science, technology, legal science and creative media.

Here you will find a dynamic learning environment, with hands-on training that gives you the experience you need to succeed in the real world. We’re committed to helping you succeed, not only in your training, but in your chosen career.

Branford Hall Career Institute

Prestigious Branford Hall has been a leader in professional education for four decades. Branford Hall has campuses conveniently located in Branford, Southington and Windsor, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Albany and Bohemia, New York. Students are instructed with state-of-the-art, real-world technologies that today’s employers are seeking.