Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies

In this curriculum, you can build a solid base of knowledge in a discipline that affords a balance of theory and application, while exploring one or more specialty areas corresponding to your particular career ambitions.

The Briarcliffe AAS in Paralegal Studies is designed to prepare you with the industry-current knowledge and skills to pursue career opportunities such as legal assistants in law offices, governmental agencies or other entities that perform specifically assigned legal tasks for which lawyers are held accountable.

The Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies degree program is designed to provide students with a background enabling them to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services.

Accreditation

Programmatic Accreditation: The Paralegal Studies program is not programmatically accredited.

Institutional Accreditation: Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.

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Some of the required courses in this program include:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Estates, Trusts, and Wills
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Law of Property
  • Litigation
  • Torts
  • Criminal Law / Criminal Procedure

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