Legal studies schools in Ohio prepare students for careers as paralegals and legal assistants. The two job titles are used synonymously. Most legal studies schools in Ohio award two-year associate’s degrees upon completion. Most paralegal programs are housed within community colleges. Common paralegal courses include legal terminology, civil procedures, litigation, criminal law, family law, wills and estates, injury law, and legal research and writing. Most legal assistants spend their time conducting legal research that will help the legal team of attorneys present their case. They also interact with clients, prepare legal correspondence and organize the case loads. The career can be fairly lucrative given the short amount of time it takes to complete a legal assistant program.
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.
- Legal Studies (BS)