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Paralegal Studies Degree - Legal Studies Institute

The Paralegal Studies Degree program, approved by the American Bar Association, prepares students for work as paralegal professionals or for opportunities in other legal support careers. It also enhances students' opportunities for promotion and career enhancement within current jobs. Many students also attend law school. Practicing attorneys, judges and experts in the field teach paralegal courses and emphasize both practical skills and knowledge of substantive law.

The Department of Labor employment projections indicate the paralegal field will be one of the fastest-growing career areas in the coming years. Students may enroll either full or part-time. Courses are offered during the daytime, evening and some Saturdays in traditional, hybrid and online formats.


*NOTE: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law

 Paralegal Studies Degree - American Bar Association Approved
Associate of Applied Science Degrees (A.A.S.) - 64 Credits
  • Business
  • General Practice 
  • Litigation

Range of Occupations
  • Paralegal 
  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Court Administrative Assistant 
  • Court Clerk 
  • Law Office Manager 
  • Legal Assistant 
  • Legislative Legal Assistant 
  • Real Estate Settlement Officer 
  • Victim Advocate

For more information, please contact:

Karen Cook, J.D.
101 College Parkway, CRSC 232
Arnold, MD 21012

Beth Surgenor
Office Manager, Legal Studies Institute
101 College Parkway, CRSC 232
Arnold, MD  21012