Learn Skills that Will Give You the Edge in the Highly Competitive Legal Assistant and Paralegal Field

As a paralegal you’ll assist lawyers in research, trial preparation and production of legal documents. Paralegals are professionals who participate in interesting and challenging work that also helps lawyers to provide important services to the community. Nova Southeastern University’s Paralegal Studies program gives you the competitive edge you need to pursue your passion and start your career. The program is approved by the American Bar Association and connects you to a vast network of established legal professionals and mentors.

Paralegals provide lawyers with support to complete complex legal tasks in a variety of legal fields, including criminal law, family law, and immigration law. As a paralegal student, you will get the opportunity to observe first-hand the important services legal professionals provide to the community.

A Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies from NSU will give you the knowledge and experiences to begin a successful career in entry-level paralegal positions and other areas of law practice. Our curriculum incorporates the best practices in training paralegal professionals, and provides you with opportunities to gain real-world experience to assist lawyers in legal and administrative work. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll have a paralegal portfolio that you can present to employers, showcasing your work.

Why Should You Major in Paralegal Studies at NSU?

Dominate the Law

Take control of your career goals with the flexibility to work in a variety of legal settings. Paralegals work in large law firms, for solo practitioners, the courts, or are self-employed. You can also devote your career to an area of law you’re interested in (e.g. corporate, family law, litigation etc.) or pursue other careers in government settings with this training. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth in jobs for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to increase much faster than the average growth for all occupations.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a paralegal studies degree vary widely because of the many career settings associated with this degree. Starting salaries for paralegals range from $31,000 to $51,000 depending on area and location of practice. *

 *Salary information was obtained from the annual graduate surveys conducted by the program in 2019.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU Paralegal Studies alumni all around the country, who serve as paralegals, law clerks, legal assistants and legal secretaries. Some companies and governmental agencies you’ll find our alumni at include Perry & Neblett, P.A.; Steinger, Iscoe & Greene; and the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. NSU alumni also work in a variety of fields including the government sector and corporations. *

 *Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development

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