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Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science

A paralegal school in Austin - North

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies The Associate of Applied Science Paralegal degree program offered through NAU's school in Austin, TX will help you build a strong foundation of skills needed to succeed in the workplace. A Paralegal is defined by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) as an individual who is retained by a lawyer, law office, or corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.” National American University offers degree programs in both the Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. The Paralegal Studies degree provides students with the technical knowledge of a law office applications and the substantive legal knowledge to be a critical part of a legal team.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (888) 628-8392 or visit the Austin campus page.

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The Paralegal Associate of Applied Science program offered through the Austin, TX campus trains paralegals, sometimes called legal assistants, to be employed in law firms; corporate legal departments; local, state, and federal government offices; bank and trust departments; and other offices that require a specialized understanding of the law and the legal system. Paralegals may also be employed in other careers that require excellent analytical and communication skills.

Key Courses

  • Native American Law
  • Law Office Technology
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Internship

Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.

Certification Exam

Paralegals can seek certification from National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Students from NAU are qualified to sit for the CLA exam and can receive the designation of "Certified Paralegal" or "CP" after successfully passing the exam. Paralegals can also seek certification from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) through their PCCE exam. Graduates from NAU with two years of experience in the legal field are qualified to sit for the PCCE exam and can receive the designation of "Registered Paralegal" or "RP".

Program Information

The paralegal associate degree program at our Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

 
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About Austin

National American University’s Austin campus is conveniently located in the heart of the Austin metro area with easy access from North Mo Pac, Interstate-35 and MetroRail. Established in 2007, the Austin campus offers excellent degree programs in business, information technology, and allied health. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing higher education in a caring and supportive environment. More information about Austin and the surrounding area is available at the following sites:

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