Prepare for an Exciting Law Office Career by Attending Paralegal School Online with Liberty!
Students pursuing Liberty University’s Online Paralegal Degree program will gain a better understanding of the legal system. Students in our online paralegal school will be immersed in political and economic ideas, government institutions and free market processes. Working professionals can transform their careers by being educated or trained in paralegal school online, without having to quit their job to attend a residential campus. The faculty at Liberty’s Online Paralegal School have experience as private practice partners, lawyers and attorneys, certified public accountants, certified mediators and nearly every specialty the field of paralegal studies touches in a legal and administrative setting.
Students in our Online Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies are also taught the fundamental skills needed to be a successful and respected professional paralegal working closely with and supporting attorneys. Paralegals are employed by a lawyer to perform legal work and are therefore a vital part of the legal process. Paralegals are also responsible for the significant amount of preparation that goes into court visits. Lawyers and paralegals will often have many overlapping responsibilities.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies?
Liberty’s Online Paralegal School courses are taught by professors with real-world experience in professional and legal settings and are dedicated to helping you use your career to influence the lives of those you touch. Our paralegal studies degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. Because Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that your degree will be marketable in a competitive field.
At Liberty, you will be well-prepared for careers in various legal fields with your online paralegal degree. You will be immersed in case studies and experiential learning as you dive into legal settings. Our online paralegal degree offers a convenient eight-week online format, so you pursue your passion for the law without changing your lifestyle.
What Will You Learn in our Online Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies?
You will begin your online paralegal degree by learning the philosophical foundations and methodologies designed to improve your understanding of basic law practices in today’s world. As you work through our Online Paralegal School, you will gain knowledge of criminal law and procedure, a vital aspect of paralegal programs. You will also learn about the foundations of law, performing title searches, writing depositions, and real estate transactions.
Program Highlights for the A.A. in Paralegal Studies
- By earning an Online Paralegal Degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past four years ̶ and counting.
To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
- You will benefit from networking opportunities with other professionals in our online paralegal school from around the country.
- You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience as a student through Liberty’s Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies online.
Our degree is one of the top three Best Online Paralegal Studies Programs according to BestColleges.com.
Our online Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies is in the top four Most Affordable Online Associate’s Degrees in Paralegal Studies according to AffordableColleges.com
Voluntary certification is available through the National Association of Legal Assistants.
You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies.
Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies Degree Information
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- Our online Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies falls under the School of Law.
- View the course syllabi(login required).
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
- Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
- Potential college credit for military training.
Potential Careers for Graduates of the A.A. in Paralegal Studies
- Legal Assistant
- Government Work
- Legal Secretary
Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees
Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for acceptance on caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission Application
- Application fee*
- Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form**
- A High School Self-Certification form
- Proof of English Proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.