Paralegal Studies

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The Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program prepares students for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. Students learn how to draft legal documents under the direction of an attorney, use word processing and other law-related software, manage a law office, interview clients, perform investigative research, understand the organization of the court system, and have a working knowledge of substantive and procedural law. Ethics, critical thinking, and solid general legal knowledge will be the foundation of student skills.

As a paralegal, career options are not limited to a law office, but also include corporate legal departments, law schools, public and private agencies, and local, state, and federal government.

Note: The Paralegal Studies AAS degree program is not related to the AA/AS Pre-Law Area of Emphasis degree offered by Nashville State.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The Paralegal Studies program holds Institutional Membership in the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

Advising Sheet Archives


2016–2017 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Paralegal Studies


2015–2016 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Paralegal Studies


2014–2015 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Paralegal Studies


2013–2014 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Paralegal Studies


Program Faculty

Charles deWitt, Associate Professor, 615-353-3459
B.A., History, Pacific Union College-California, 1973
J.D., University of Southern California, 1976
M.A., History, University of Memphis, 1995
Ph.D., History, University of Memphis

Contact Information

Program Office: 615-353-3390

Karen Stevenson, Dean
Business and Applied Arts Division

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Advising Sheets

Please see Advising Sheet Archives on the left for previous year advising sheets.

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Paralegal Studies

Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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