Legal studies schools in North Carolina prepare students for a career as a legal assistant or paralegal. Although they have two different job titles their duties and responsibilities are the same. Paralegals work under the direct supervision of attorneys. Most - approximately 70% - work in private law firms. Their main duties are to conduct legal research, search relevant case law, brief the attorneys, interview clients, and prepare legal documents. Paralegal courses include torts, family law, personal injury law, wills, trusts and estates, patent law, criminal and civil law, and legal terminology. Paralegal careers are expected to increase by 30% though 2018 making it one of the fastest growing occupations.
At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.
- BS Legal Studies
Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.
- Homeland Security - Bachelor's
- Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.
- Criminal Justice (BS)