William Woods University

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies - Degree Completion

The Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies Degree-Completion program is designed for working professionals interested in entering the legal profession. You will learn to apply substantive and procedural law to legal fact patterns encountered in the legal environment. The program strives to provide students with a core of legal knowledge and critical thinking skills, as well as an understanding of professional ethics, communication, and interpersonal skills, all of which will enhance the student’s ability to function effectively as a professional in a legal environment.

Paralegals are employed by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and perform specifically delegated legal work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has consistently listed the paralegal profession among the top professions predicted to continue growing in the 21st century
Like the university itself, the Paralegal Studies program is committed to furthering the ideals of professions-oriented programs, as well as the values of ethics, self-liberation, and lifelong education so that students are prepared to participate in the legal community. With an emphasis on responsible citizenship through experiential learning in the law, the department educates students for service in the legal field. This is further indicated in the Objectives of the Paralegal Studies program.

Capture: You will learn to apply substantive and procedural law to legal fact patterns encountered in the legal environment.

Benefits: You will gain the ability to apply substantive and procedural law to legal fact patterns that you would encounter in the legal environment. The program strives to provide students with a core of legal knowledge and critical thinking skills, as well as an understanding of professional ethics communication, and interpersonal skills, all of which will enhance the student’s ability to function effectively as a professional in a legal environment

Skills:

  • ethics,
  • substantive and procedural law,
  • the American legal system,
  • delivery of legal services,
  • law offices and related environments, the paralegal profession,
  • legal research and writing,
  • law-related computer skills,
  • legal interviewing and investigation, and areas of legal practice;

You will also experience an experiential learning component, such as an internship, practicum, or clinical experience.

Quality and Convenience: Balance family, work, and education with the convenience and flexibility of William Woods University’s online degree pace. The Paralegal Studies program at WWU prides itself in its academic rigor and, as an institutional member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), adheres to the requirements for membership.

Growth potential: Having a bachelor’s degree opens up many opportunities for you. Paralegals are members of the professional legal staff who are employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who perform specifically delegated legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

Jobs opportunities:
Documentation specialist in a bank
Risk management in health facilities
Paralegal in governmental agencies and departments
Paralegal in a law firms, prosecutors and public defenders
Paralegal in corporate law departments
Deputy court clerk
Administrative Assistant at a State Bar Association
Legal administrator of a business

Program Description: The Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies degree-completion program consists of a 42 semester hour, 14 course sequence designed for the working professional interested in entering the legal profession. Assignments enable the student to apply substantive and procedural law to legal fact patterns that one would encounter in the legal environment. Paralegals are members of the professional legal staff who are employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who perform specifically delegated legal work for which a lawyer is responsible and work which, absent the paralegal, the lawyer would perform. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has consistently listed the paralegal profession among the top professions predicted to continue growing in the 21st century.

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