Paralegal

Legal Studies

A versatile degree for up-and-coming law professionals!

  • Laptops provided to all domestic students at no cost*
  • Approved by ABA (American Bar Association)
  • Attend live, interactive classes from anywhere
  • Military/veterans benefits up to $18,000 with Blue Ribbon Grant – only at ANU*

Meet the Dean of Legal Studies – Wendy Notz, JD

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ABA Approved

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals recently announced a significant change in its criteria. As of January 1, 2020, the requirement that four (4) courses in an ABA-approved program previously required to be conducted physically at the institution or in an affiliated organization may now be conducted via videoconferencing or other synchronous interactive video systems. This now makes it possible for students to complete the entire ABA-approved paralegal program via distance education!

Paralegal – Be an Integral Part of the Legal Team

Paralegals play a crucial role in the practice of the legal profession. While attorneys are ultimately responsible for legal work, paralegals complete many key tasks in the preparation of cases and documents. Please remember that paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law

What You’ll Learn

American National University’s Paralegal studies curriculum was designed with input from working professionals in the legal industry, focusing on relevant legal subjects such as real estate, bankruptcy, immigration, and tort law. You will also develop an understanding of how to use industry-standard legal research tools, as well as skills in understanding legal terminology and drafting legal documents.

In additional to a comprehensive paralegal education, you will gain career skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive legal marketplace through a 120-hour externship at a local business or organization.

Graduation from the program qualifies you to sit for the national paralegal certification examinations upon graduation to further improve your professional credentials.

American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your degree you can immediately use your training to advance as you continue your education in high-demand fields at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

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We Bring Our University To You

With our innovative learning formats, we bring you a High-Tech, High-Touch learning experience. ZOOM video courses let you be live, in class from anywhere you have an internet connection. 100% distance education courses allow you to set your own schedule for weekly assignments and discussions. On-campus labs give you the practical, hands-on training you can’t get anywhere else (select majors).

A Global University Experience

Our Global Meet technology allows you to have one-on-one discussions with admissions, financial aid, career services, and other staff without ever leaving home. Through ANU Global Teach, you’ll learn from professors from your community, your region, and indeed – the whole world. And thanks to ANU Global Learn, you will have worldwide access to resources from textbooks, interactive learning modules, study guides, and a vast array of library resources 24/7 at no additional cost.