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Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science

A paralegal school in Rapid City

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies 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 offered at NAU's Rapid City, SD campus 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. The program is approved by the ABA at the Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro (Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, and Roseville).

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (800) 209-0490 or visit the Rapid City campus page.

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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 studies program offered at the Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses are separately approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program offered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, including the Bloomington campus, Brooklyn Center campus, Burnsville campus, Roseville campus, and Minnetonka campus, is separately approved by the ABA.

 
“I change lives. I help people realize their dream of an education and that it is never too late to go back. My role is to build the relationship with them and be the first part of their journey. My position is generally a student’s first impression of the school, and I love being able to answer their questions and represent NAU in a positive manner to our students and the community."
Zea Powell - Enrollment and Completion Advisor (staff and student)

About Rapid City

National American University’s Rapid City campus is conveniently located on the south side of Rapid City, S.Dak. The Rapid City campus has been serving students in the western South Dakota area since 1941 and is considered National American University's home campus. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Rapid City campus offers excellent degree programs in nursing, veterinary technology, and paralegal and pre-law studies. The Rapid City campus is easily accessible from just about anywhere in the Rapid City area, and is convenient to Highway 16 and Highway 79.

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