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Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

In recent years, the paralegal profession has experienced explosive growth. According to government statistics, it will see an even greater increase over the next seven years, totaling an estimated 75,000 new positions. This challenging yet rewarding profession demands strong professional skills, a firm foundation in ethics and increasingly higher levels of knowledge.

 

Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this growing career field. Courses for this program are developed and taught by practicing lawyers who know firsthand the qualifications necessary for this career.

 

As a student of this program, you will develop competency in various areas of law including the foundations of law, performing title searches, writing depositions, contemporary worldviews, and real estate transactions. You will also learn to identify, analyze and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.

 

The Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies serves as an excellent stepping stone toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, also available through Liberty University Online.

 

Potential Career Options:

 

  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Claims adjuster
  • Law clerk
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Title examiner or researcher

Liberty University’s online program offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace, from your home or office, while retaining a level of structure that will help you stay on track toward achieving your educational goals. You’ll receive a quality education – that is both flexible and affordable – from an accredited institution.

Average course length

Most online courses are eight weeks long, while a few are 16 weeks long.

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Since 1971, Liberty’s mission as a university has been to provide a world-class educational experience with a solid Christian foundation.


We provide the same quality course offerings online as on our residential campus. As the world’s largest Christian university, we stand by you as you grow in your career and faith.


  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

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Prepare for a Career


Go from merely surviving in your current job to thriving in the career of your dreams.

Enjoy Flexible Courses


Complete assignments at your own pace, at a time convenient to you within each week.

Grow in Your Faith


Each of our programs is grounded in biblical principles, and our professors consider teaching to be more than a job – it’s their calling.

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Access our online library, writing resources, study aids, and IT support.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

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  • Financial Aid

    87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

  • Tuition Discounts

    Available for:
    Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
    Emergency Response Personnel

  • Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

  • Other Convenient Payment Options are Available

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.