Your Legal Career Awaits
Interested in Law? Begin your journey into the legal profession by becoming a paralegal. A&M-Commerce offers the only bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies in Texas approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Explore specific areas of law through instruction from our paralegal faculty and hone the skills that will be essential to your career. Join our community of legal professionals, apply today!
*The program does not train lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
As an A&M-Commerce paralegal studies graduate, you will be qualified to work under the supervision of an attorney.
The program does not train lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022
You will learn about the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure while also giving you the experience in the aspects of civil litigation in which a paralegal would be involved before trial. You are introduced to rules regarding commencement of suits, citation and pretrial proceedings.
You will focus on the fundamental common law and statutory concepts of tort law, with emphasis on the paralegal’s role. You will experience a practical element as you draft documents, such as a petition and motion for summary judgment, in addition to briefing cases.
You will acquire a basic and thorough understanding of laws governing the creation and operation of businesses. You will gain practical skills through assigned drafting and formation projects and use computer applications being utilized in corporate law practice. .
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.