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Associate of Arts Degree, 60 weeks, 105 quarter units
Even in tough economic times, one industry flourishes. Demand for paralegals will skyrocket 22% by 2016 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for other occupations.* Our Paralegal Studies program is one of only 26 in the state of California approved by the American Bar Association. (* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009). Retrieved January 29, 2009 from Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition. Web site: ) Your coursework will lead you to an understanding of the U.S. legal system, as well as practical knowledge of legal practice technology that will prepare you to shine in the modern law office.

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About Paralegal Studies Program
Paralegal Studies encompasses many facets of law and includes, but is not limited to, property, probate, family law, torts, civil procedures, contracts and legal research and writing. The field is very broad and far-searching and has applications in everyday life. Students in this program will become entry-level paralegals or legal assistants, working under the direct supervision of an attorney. This program was designed for the beginning student with a passion to be the best. Whether the goal is to operate a paralegal practice or work at one of the nation's leading firms. Fremont's Paralegal Studies program will give you the start you need.

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Program Benefits
With an ABA-approved Fremont College education in Paralegal Studies, you will be trained for a career as a paralegal or for continued legal education. You could become an evidence technician, an investigator, law librarian, or legal writer. Courses at Fremont prepare students to work in any environment, from small to large law firms as well as contract paralegals. Click here to learn more about Paralegal Career Outlook

Course of Study
As a paralegal studies student, you will learn the basics of American law. This field of study has a rich history rooted in English common law, and has since been expanded and re-defined by court cases, legislation, and administrative proceedings. You will be prepared to grasp legal concepts and engage in legal analysis. These skills are especially helpful for paralegals interested in critical, law-defining cases such as appeals and other high court decisions. The proper curriculum for a paralegal program will include courses that cover legal terminology, practices and ethics. A full paralegal program should also include non-legal subjects such as computer training. This will help a paralegal student prepare to work in the modern legal office. View our Paralegal Studies' curriculum

Earning an associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Fremont College can give entering applicants a competitive advantage over those who don’t.

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