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Legal Studies/Paralegal


Program: 10-110-1

  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms
  • 61 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

Legal expertise is valued by lawyers, government, corporations, and more

Lakeshore’s Legal Studies/Paralegal program offers a wide range of career opportunities both in the law office and beyond for individuals who are detail-oriented, organized, strong communicators, and enjoy researching and analyzing facts.

The program is approved by the American Bar Association and complies with the requirements established by the Wisconsin Bar Association to become a Wisconsin Bar Certified Paralegal. In a law office, paralegals work under the supervision of lawyers in a range of tasks including: researching the law; investigating; preparing for hearings, trials, and real estate closings; interviewing clients and witnesses; and preparing legal documents. 

A Legal Studies/Paralegal degree also provides wide-ranging opportunities working at insurance companies, bank and bank trust departments, real estate title companies, government offices, the court system, human resources, and corporate legal departments.

Transfer of Credits Policy



American Bar Association


NOTE: To see the order of courses you will take for this program, please view the Program Sheet.



Work with Admissions Advisor to:

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

  • Schedule a Program Counseling Session to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study, and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

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Many program courses are offered online, in an accelerated format or in a blended delivery which means instructors combine online learning with classroom work to limit your time on campus.


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Credit for Prior Learning

Save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences including college-credit courses and on-the-job experience.

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Credit Transfer

Apply college credits to an LTC program or build on your LTC degree

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Career Outlook

Legal Studies/Paralegal

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