Legal ethics, the U.S. court systems, procedure in criminal and civil courts, legal research and terminology, and legal document preparation are all cornerstones of the programs offered by paralegal schools in Georgia. Being a paralegal means that you will be very active in the law office where you work. Your duties may include seeing clients, drafting documents, doing research, conducting interviews, and assisting the attorney during court. Therefore, the subjects mentioned above form only a small part of the curriculum. Many types of law are also discussed, from constitutional law to real estate. Voluntary certification is a popular way to verify your credentials, and the Association of Legal Assistants and Paralegals (NALA) offers Certified Paralegal and Advanced Certified Paralegal designations.
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)