Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
The Paralegal Studies program is an ABA approved legal assistant education program with the purpose of providing each paralegal student at South College with a quality, practical legal education in order to provide attorneys and the legal community with paralegals who are qualified, responsible, and professional. In keeping with the demands of professionalism, the Paralegal Studies program consists of specialized coursework and a 120-hour, supervised internship in selected legal settings – both public and private – such as real estate and title companies, bank and trust agencies, law firms, and judicial offices. Extensive practical training prepares graduates, under the supervision of an attorney, to perform many of the functions in a legal office, with the exception that they cannot give legal advice, appear in court, accept cases, or set fees. The program explores various ethical considerations for the paralegal and other members of the legal team in each course.
All students must minimally meet the requirements for general admission to South College. General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the legal programs. Program admission is not granted until the following is met:
- Successful completion of 8 hours in the major curriculum at South College, earning the minimum grades required by the program.