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Paralegal Studies

Launch or enhance your legal career with our 60-credit, ABA-approved Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies.

Why Paralegal Studies at Bay Path University?

Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), Bay Path University's Paralegal Studies program prepares you for entry-level paralegal positions in a variety of settings.

Upon completion of this 60-credit Associate of Science Degree, you will earn a Certificate of Advanced Paralegal Studies.

As a Paralegal Studies major, you will:

  • Examine legal principles and theories
  • Take legal specialty courses covering specific areas of law, procedure and the legal process
  • Become familiar with common legal forms, documents and procedures
  • Develop the skills necessary to be a successful legal assistant

The Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies can be applied to earning the University’s BS or BA in Legal Studies.

A Legal Studies graduate may work as a paralegal only under the supervision of an attorney and is not authorized to engage in the practice of law. The ABA defines a paralegal or legal assistant as "a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible."