Our university is a premiere online university offering career-relevant education for working adults preparing to meet paraprofessional qualifications in the field of law.
Our popular degrees and certificates in Paralegal Studies are offered completely online. This flexibility enables motivated professionals to complete a quality education while balancing their work-life responsibilities. Whether you’re interested in drafting legal documents, conducting research, prepping for a trial or leading research projects law firms, the university designed its online Paralegal Studies curriculum to keep students in step with leading industry practices.
The program also emphasizes interpersonal communication, strong legal writing and research, and critical thinking skills that are highly valuable in a myriad of professional applications. Graduates accumulate a rich understanding of U.S. legal terminology, theory and concepts. Created to empower legal administrative experts, the online Paralegal Studies program is continually assessed in consultation with industry advisory councils to ensure students have access to relevant information.
In addition, the curriculum is taught by legal system experts with impeccable credentials. Students are guided by legal practitioners who bring years of legal and real-world experience into the online classroom.
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American Public University is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education offering more than 90 degree programs to learners everywhere. APU is ranked in the top 20% overall of online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelors Programs, January 2016).
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