Herzing University | AS in Legal Assisting and Paralegal
Herzing University's Associate of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal program helps prepare students to work as paralegals or legal assistants under licensed attorneys.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal
School Offering Program:
Students seeking admission to Herzing University's Associate of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal program should have some interest in studying law and working in the legal field. Though requirements may vary, applicants should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.
Herzing University's Associate of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that can help them obtain entry-level positions as paralegals or legal assistants. Students who enroll in this program must take general education courses in addition to specialization courses and courses in personal development. Students can tailor their program by choosing paralegal-related electives that match their academic and career goals.
Total Credits Required:
63 semester credit hours
Herzing students could be eligible for a variety of federal and institutional financial assistance programs. Aid opportunities include employer tuition reimbursement programs, veteran benefits, federal grants and loans, federal work study, and Herzing University scholarships. The university can assist students in developing a financial plan for their education.
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Topics of study for an Associate of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal:
Course requirements are frequently updated in order to offer programs consistent with employer needs and changing industries. Topics of study may include:
- Business Law
- Introduction to Legal Assisting
- Legal Research
- Ethics and Paralegal Professionalism
- Law Office Procedures
- Civil Litigation
- Legal Writing
Furthering Your Education:
After completing Herzing University's Associate of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal program, students can continue their legal education in a bachelor's degree program. Earning a bachelor's degree may prepare students for graduate-level study or additional employment opportunities.
Bachelor's degree options include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Science in Legal Assisting and Paralegal
- Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Law
Employment opportunities may be available in small law offices or with large legal firms. Jobs can also be found with corporations, government agencies, and other entities that employ lawyers or perform legal work.
Only the Herzing University paralegal programs at New Orleans and Atlanta are approved by the American Bar Association.