M State's online Paralegal program prepares students with the critical thinking, writing and legal research skills needed to succeed in a broad array of law-related positions. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney in many areas of the legal system, including law firms, government agencies, court administration and corporate law.
The 60-credit AAS degree includes training in legal research and writing, civil law, criminal law, wills and property law and legal ethics. Students also learn to analyze procedural and substantive legal problems and to manage caseloads.
In 2015, the college planning site BestColleges.com recognized M State's online Paralegal degree program as one of its top programs of the year, describing it as a "quality online program for working professionals who seek more flexibility than can be found on campus," and the Online Paralegal Degree Center named it No. 28 on the center's list of the 50 most affordable online paralegal degree programs.
For 2016, the program is No. 7 on the national list of the top 25 online associate degree paralegal programs compiled by Onlinecolleges.net.
Paralegal Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, eCampus
The Paralegal program provides graduates with a strong legal foundation that prepares them to work under the supervision of an attorney. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of criminal law, civil law, family law, real property law and estate planning. Communication and critical thinking skills combined with real-world application will provide students with the legal knowledge and technical competencies needed for a successful legal career. Students will gain a strong background in legal research and writing using electronic research programs. Graduates of the program find successful careers in legal firms, corporate offices and in nonprofit and government organizations
Last modified: July 1st, 2015 at 11:26am