Paralegal schools in Florida offer certificate programs to help you learn the basics of working in a law office. The topics included in these programs are legal terminology, legal writing and research, drafting and formatting legal documents, the code of ethics required of law personnel, and basic office skills. Associate’s and bachelor's degrees require a longer period of study, but they delve into the law much more deeply. Classes may include anything from various types of law – civil, criminal, family, and business law are all common requirements – to interviewing techniques and investigation skills. Several independent agencies handle paralegal certification, which is voluntary. It usually involves meeting educational and experiential requirements, plus passing an exam.
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.
- Paralegal Studies (AS)