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Associate Degree

Paralegal

Law isn’t only practiced by lawyers. In the real world, much of what goes into the legal process is conducted by paralegals. In modern law offices, paralegals are assuming a growing range of legal duties and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. The Westwood paralegal degree program will prepare you for a fast-paced career in the field of law. Through detailed coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to start your career as a paralegal.*

Program features include:

  • Paralegal career training curriculum designed with input from experienced professionals in the legal industry
  • Relevant law classes, such as real estate law, bankruptcy law, immigration law and tort law
  • Paralegal training in common online research tools, such as Westlaw
  • An emphasis in learning legal terminology, drafting legal documents and conducting legal research
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A paralegal degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

  • Legal Research and Writing I & II
  • Interviewing and Investigation Contract
  • Law for Paralegals
  • Law Office Operations
  • Entertainment Law
  • Immigration Law
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Employ technology in a legal environment 
  • Prepare effective and appropriate legal documents
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethics and professionalism
  • Describe basic law, codes, court structure and the judicial systems
  • Review the processes used to do legal investigations and client and witness interviews
Locations offering this degree:*

California
Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

Where could your paralegal degree take you?

Our paralegal training program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in law. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates with a paralegal associate degree from Westwood College. You can enroll in an on-campus or online paralegal training program.*

  • Legal support
  • Paralegal 
  • Title examination

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