Paralegal
 

Bringing Order to the Legal World.

Paralegals increase the efficiency of a legal firm by performing various tasks like legal research, drafting documents, and maintaining client records. They often help lawyers prepare for hearings, trials and meetings. To excel in the legal field, paralegals need to have an eye for detail, be skilled organizers, and be able to work on a team. 

During the 16-month Paralegal program at Minneapolis Business College, you can learn important skills and legal concepts, including:

  • Tort, Family, Bankruptcy and Criminal Law
  • Litigation Procedures
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting contracts

The 16-month program is designed so you spend the majority of your time learning skills directly related to your career in the legal world. You will also spend 8-weeks in an externship where you can practice what you’ve learned while making valuable legal contacts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

At Minneapolis Business College, our paralegal faculty has worked in the legal field and they bring their legal experience to the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.

During the 16-month paralegal program, you will also have the opportunity to complete an externship. This is a great way to enhance your skills and enhance future job opportunities. Many students are hired directly by their externship employer!

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With Minneapolis Business College's Paralegal program, you can learn about:

  • Legal terminology
  • Legal research skills
  • Courtroom procedures
  • Areas of the law including criminal, torts, bankruptcy, and family law
 

CAREERS

As a Minneapolis Busienss College graduate, our job placement department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 17% from 2010 to 2020.14

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Minneapolis Business College graduates work for: 

  • Private law offices
  • Legal services
  • Government agencies
 

CURRICULUM

Minneapolis Business College offers a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program in Paralegal Studies. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Paralegal career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

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CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
  • LEGAL ETHICS
  • CLIENT INTERVIEW AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • LITIGATION
  • LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
  • DOMESTIC RELATIONS/FAMILY LAW
  • TORT LAW
  • LEGAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL WRITING I
  • CONTRACTS
  • CRIMINAL LAW
  • ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION
  • BANKRUPTCY LAW
  • LEGAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL WRITING II
  • LEGAL EXTERNSHIP
  • DOCUMENT FORMATTING
  • INTRODUCTION TO DATABSE MANAGEMENT
  • ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Minneapolis Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,550
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,100
*A.A.S. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION


Admissions Requirements

Students applying to the Associate in Applied Science Degree-Paralegal program are required to complete a test for reading and written English expression and may not have a record of any felony convictions. Currently enrolled Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma and Associate in Applied Science Degree-Legal Office Administration students may apply to the Director of Education for transfer to the Associate in Applied Science Degree Paralegal program during their third term. Student requests are evaluated on the basis of the student's cumulative grade point average, the student's grade point average in legal courses taken to date, and the student's attendance record. If the application is accepted, students may transfer to the Associate in Applied Science Degree-Paralegal program at the beginning of their fourth term.

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student's program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Minneapolis Business College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Minneapolis Business College. Because programs at Minneapolis Business College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

Minneapolis Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.  

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Minneapolis Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Minneapolis Business College are not transferable to other institutions. 

Neither Minneapolis Business College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Minneapolis Business College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.  

 

 

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As an MBC Paralegal student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 16 months
  • Use our proactive job placement department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!