Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science

A paralegal school in Georgetown

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

National American University's Associate of Applied Science Paralegal degree program offered through NAU's school in Georgetown, TX utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, in order to prepare you for entry-level positions as a paralegal. 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.

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The Paralegal Associate of Applied Science program offered through the Georgetown, 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).

" I chose NAU because I was excited to see an educational opportunity in my own backyard and I was thrilled that I do not have to travel far. I can still work, go to school, and stay in my neighborhood was a huge plus for me. I like the idea of distance learning, so that I can study at my own place and in my own time. I feel like the faculty at NAU really care about their students. " Harmon Kruzie (Georgetown student)

Program Disclosures

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About Georgetown, TX

National American University's Georgetown campus is located in the county seat of Williamson County, Texas and serves the central Texas region as well as online students from across the state. Opened in March 2011, the campus offers a blend of on- campus and online courses. With a prime location just off of Interstate 35 in the beautiful Wolf Ranch Town Center shopping area, Georgetown serves students of all ages and backgrounds. Featuring degree programs in a wide range of areas such as Business, Accounting, IT, Allied Health, and Criminal Justice, the campus offers the flexibility of blended programs that students want while still providing the personal, caring support that students need. Williamson County is one of the fastest growing in Texas, and the Georgetown campus and its staff are excited to be a true community partner dedicated to providing the educational foundation for continued growth.

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