Over 70% of all paralegals and legal assistants are employed in law firms, with the remainder working for government offices, legal departments, and other employers. Students who wish to study at paralegal schools in North Carolina can choose from several convenient on-campus locations. An associate’s degree in paralegal studies will help you learn both law office procedures and give you a working knowledge of the U.S. legal system. The curriculum includes legal terminology, legal writing and research, the U.S. court system, preparing legal documents, ethics and the law office, and an overview of several common areas of the law, such as family law, criminal law, and business law. Students may also learn keyboarding, English, legal applications, and accounting.
- AAS Paralegal Studies
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)