Paralegal Studies

Approved by the American Bar Association

Earn your paralegal degree at UAF and prepare for careers in the legal profession. Our paralegal studies degree provides hands-on, practical learning, including a 150-hour internship in which you’ll put your skills to work in a real-world setting. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce with little, if any, additional on-the-job training.

Our online paralegal degree program is approved by the American Bar Association, which requires that at least nine credits have synchronous class meetings. These courses use online video conferencing at times convenient to the class.

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Earn Your Paralegal Studies Degree Online

Example projects in the online paralegal degree program

Emphasizing experiential learning, most courses in the online paralegal associate degree program give you the opportunity to work on fictional cases or scenarios with real-world legal issues. Example activities include:

  • Drafting pleadings
  • Conducting informal investigations
  • Learning discovery and motion practice
  • Engaging in legal research and writing
  • Preparing for settlements or trials

You’ll also have the opportunity to earn a legal technology certificate from the National Society of Legal Technology.

Experience online education at UAF

Earn your degree online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for in-state tuition no matter where you live. Our wide selection of online programs connect you with diverse opportunities and make use of the latest technologies to provide an engaging learning experience.

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Cost breakdown for the online associate degree in paralegal studies

The estimated cost for the online paralegal degree based on current rates is $18,390.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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What Can You Do With a Paralegal Degree?

Paralegals are in high demand in private law offices, government agencies and legal departments of large corporations. It’s a field that offers exceptional growth potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.



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