About the CCPS Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies Program

The Paralegal Studies degree provides a conceptual appreciation for the essential principles, doctrines, rules, and structural elements of the American legal system and the practice of law. This program provides a focused study of American court systems, constitutional law, criminal law, civil law (including torts, contract law, and family law), legal research, legal writing, discovery, and interviewing and investigating. Through the Legal Practicum, which is an unpaid internship with a practicing attorney, emphasis is also placed on a practical application of the above legal concepts in the real practice of law. This degree provides a strong basis for paralegals seeking employment in a wide variety of legal practices


Program Requirements

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Prerequisites

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 21 hrs

*Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the required LEGA courses and the two ENGL writing courses (ENGL 150 and ENGL 207) before registering for LEGA 275.