Associate of Applied Science | 64 credits minimum
Accounting, Finance and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus Business Building, Rm 105
South City Campus
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4990
Academic and Career Advising
Professors − KC Jensen
Associate Professors − L. Monte Sleight, Sharee Laidlaw
This program is designed for those considering employment as a paralegal, who wish to update their professional development, or for those already in the field. A paralegal is a person qualified through education, training and work experience, who under direction and supervision of an attorney performs delegated legal work for the attorney or law firm, which the attorney otherwise would perform. Although a paralegal is not licensed to practice law, he or she completes tasks traditionally performed by an attorney, with the exceptions of giving legal advice, independently representing clients, and any other unauthorized practice of law. The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies has been reviewed and approved by the American Bar Association. General Education requirements and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication, and human relation skills. Various courses are taught using group and team activities in the learning process to develop the student’s interactive skills and to build human values and ethics.
Employment as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Total Program/Course Fees
Approx. $240 for Westlaw Fees
Estimated Cost for Students
$1734 per semester ($6936 for four semesters)
Estimated Time to Completion
The American Bar Association does not offer accreditation, instead the ABA offer status as an approved program. This AAS degree has been approved by the American Bar Association.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
1.1 Interview clients and witnesses and appropriately interact with clients.
1.2 Comply with the litigation process.
1.3 Use traditional and electronic resources to conduct legal research.
1.4 Draft Legal Documents
1.5 Understand basic substantive and procedural legal principles.
|2.1 Communicate effectively orally
2.2 Communicate effectively in writing
|3.1 Perform Appropriate Calculations
|4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.
5.1 Strive for excellence by developing a strong work ethic and consciously doing their best.
5.2 Developing competence in ethical and moral reasoning relating to legal environments.
|6.1 Recognize potential ethical issues in the practice of the law and apply appropriate rules of professional responsibility.
7.1 Use contemporary computer hardware and software to effectively complete college-level assignments.
7.2 Gather and analyze information using technology, library resources and other modalities.
7.3 Understand the purpose and basic navigation of legal software commonly used by paralegals.