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Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science

A paralegal school in Sioux Falls

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

National American University's Associate of Applied Science Paralegal degree program offered through NAU's school in Sioux Falls 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.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (800) 388-5430 or visit the Sioux Falls campus page.

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The Paralegal Associate of Applied Science program offered through the Sioux Falls 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).

Disclosures

To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


About Sioux Falls

National American University’s Sioux Falls campus is conveniently located in the southwest part of the Sioux Falls area. The Sioux Falls campus has been serving students in eastern South Dakota since 1974. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Sioux Falls campus offers excellent degree programs in paralegal studies and allied health. Located at the intersection of Interstates 90 and 29, the Sioux Falls campus is easily accessible from just about anywhere through nearby major traffic arteries and the city’s bus service.

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