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Students from the Paralegal Studies Program

This is the only paralegal studies program in Miami-Dade County approved by the American Bar Association. The Law Center at Miami Dade College is certified to meet the highest standards in legal education. As a paralegal studies student, you’ll build the necessary skills in procedural and substantive law needed to work as a key member of a legal team.

Located at Wolfson, Kendall and North Campuses, this program features an integrated internship that helps students go beyond the classroom, helping you build professional relationships and gain real-world experience.

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"A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services directed to the public except as permitted by law."

- American Bar Association


Program Details

As part of this program, you’ll explore a wide range of substantive areas of the law that include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Intellectual Property
  • Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Legal Ethics
  • Immigration Law

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities for paralegals are growing faster than the average for all other occupations. Although the competition in this field can be intense, formally trained paralegals are more likely to obtain employment. As Miami-Dade County’s only American Bar Association approved program, the College is your best option for that training. The numbers speak for themselves. More than 90 percent of The Law Center’s graduates are gainfully employed as legal professionals in fields that include:

  • Private practice
  • Government
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • And other areas of the law

About the Associate in Science

The Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare students for immediate employment. Credits earned for many courses in these programs are accepted by upper division colleges and universities should you decide to pursue a four-year degree.

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