Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

Program Description
Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies prepares students to support attorneys in transactional and litigation fields through legal research, document drafting, case management, evidence gathering and the litigation procedure. Paralegals are often involved in trial assistance and other dispute resolution processes, as well as with preparation of real estate documents, wills, trusts, contracts, corporate matters and law office investigations.

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objective.

  • To develop students’ written and verbal competencies, enabling them to think critically and communicate effectively
  • To instruct students in analytical and technical skills
  • To provide students with a sound understanding of a legal practice in the United States
  • To prepare graduates to work as paralegals for lawyers in both civil and criminal practices in firms, businesses and corporations

Prerequisite for Major Courses:
None

Program Outline
To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows

Paralegal Studies Major Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Legal Research and Writing I

3.0 credit hours

Criminal Law

3.0 credit hours

Contracts

3.0 credit hours

Wills, Trusts and Estates

3.0 credit hours

Civil Litigation

3.0 credit hours

Torts Law

3.0 credit hours

Family Law

3.0 credit hours

Real Property

3.0 credit hours

Upper Lower Division General Education Courses (36.0 credit hours) (pdf file)
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