Paralegal schools in Virginia help you prepare for a career assisting an attorney. Nationally, over 70% of all paralegals work in a law office. Others work in various branches of the government and for corporate law departments. Paralegals fill many of the same functions as an attorney, such as drafting legal documents, interviewing clients and witnesses, performing research, and organizing files. Naturally, this requires them to have a very good understanding of the law and the workings of the legal profession. Courses in these programs include everything from basic legal terminology and law office procedures to information on different areas of the law, such as family law or real estate.
- Certificate: Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate
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)