Paralegal Studies, AS

The purpose of the Paralegal Studies Program is to provide students with the skills necessary to perform specifically delegated substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals and other non-lawyers are prohibited from practicing law.

The associate degree is designed mainly for students who have not attended college before or those who have a limited amount of previous college credit. All of the paralegal courses in the certificate program are included in the associate degree.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum Areas A - E42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Paralegal Studies, AS degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
PARA/LGST 1101Introduction to Law & Ethics 13
PARA 2203Civil Litigation3
PARA/LGST 2205Legal Research & Writing3
Any 2000-level PARA course3
Any 2000-level PARA course3
Any 2000-level PARA course3
Total Credit Hours60

Residency Requirements for the AS in Paralegal Studies 

Students must take at least 7 classes (21 credit hours) at Clayton State in order to fulfill the residency requirements for the AS. in Paralegal Studies. At least 4 of the 7 classes (12 credit hours) must be PARA classes.