Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies

Associate in Applied Science Degree,
Advanced Technical Certificate

Available at: East Campus

Program Overview

The Paralegal Studies degree prepares students to work in law offices or other related entities as paralegals or legal assistants. These courses teach students how to master the innovative technologies that attorneys, courts, and court clerks use.

The Del Mar Paralegal Program is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), and has a chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the National Honor Society for Paralegal Education.


The program does not qualify a graduate to take a state Bar Exam, represent clients in court, give legal advice or provide independent legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Paralegal Studies policy on accepting transfer credit for legal specialty courses, LGLA:
Notwithstanding the provisions detailed in the Transfer Policy for Legal Specialty Courses (LGLA), in no circumstance will a student be awarded a PLGL.AAS degree or PLGS.ATC certificate unless at least 10 hours of paralegal specialty course work has been completed at DMC in a traditional class format. Transfer Credit Policy.Del Mar College Paralegal Studies Program may award transfer credit for LGLA designated, legal specialty courses, except for LGLA 2266, on a case-by-case basis determined by the Director of the Paralegal Studies Program and the Department of Business Administration Chair, subject to approval of the divisional dean in compliance with the Transfer Policy for Legal Specialty Courses, that is available for inspection and copying at the Paralegal Studies Program Director’s office.

Page last updated February 26, 2019.

Contact Information

Business Administration
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
(361) 698-1372

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