What is the difference in training received in a Paralegal Study vs Juris Doctrate?
I am interested in obtaining my Juris Doctrate,but,in the meanwhile,while obtaining my Bachelors,I am interested in taking a Paralegal Associates online.I am wondering if there is any similarity in what you learn in a Paralegal Course,vs what you learn while obtaining your Juris Doctrate. Can anyone outline what the main courses/classes are in each field of study. If possible,include the names of the text books used in each course.
Asked By: Dave - 2/1/2010
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Law school gives you a lot of legal theory, a lot of how to analyze court cases. I'm not sure about a paralegal course, I suspect it tries to give you more practical skills. I also suspect some of them may overlap a lot with secretarial skills courses. The only real advantage of your plan is it might help land good... More
Answered By: MagnusMoss - 2/1/2010
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You get more of an overview of the law with the paralegal course - not the in depth study that a law student does... More
Answered By: rafferty - 2/1/2010
It is probably not necessary. Once you get into law school you will be as qualified as a paralegal and your internships will pay well, maybe better than paralegal jobs.
Answered By: Tom - 2/1/2010
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