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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 Associate of Applied Science degree 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 a 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.

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Paralegal graduates Finish First!

 

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!

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

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

 

 

 

Minneapolis Business College offers a 16-month A.A.S. Paralegal degree. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Paralegal career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

 

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

Ready to get started? Call us at 651-636-7406 or fill out our information request form.  

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 Database Management
  • Electronic Spreadsheets
 

CAREERS

As a Minneapolis Busienss College graduate, our job placement department will help you start your career! As part of our job placement services, we also help with your resume and interviewing skills. Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 to 20268.  

 

MBC Paralegal graduates can work for: 

  • Private law offices 
  • Legal services
  • Large and small corporations
  • Government agencies
 

PRICES

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. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$3,160
* 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.