Legal Studies/Paralegal

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

Career Area
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 61 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

Career Outlook

Legal Studies/Paralegal

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*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.

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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.