Legal Studies

Fascinated by questions of law? Legal Studies courses prepare you to be a paraprofessional assisting lawyers in their legal work. Paralegals aid lawyers by completing research, conducting investigations, and keeping records. Faulkner’s Legal Studies courses are offered during the day, evenings, weekends and on-line. The schedule of courses typically accommodates the students who work full or part-time, may have family responsibilities, and want to attend school on a full or part-time basis.

Faulkner’s Montgomery main campus Legal Studies program is an ABA-approved program.* With the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law as a valuable on-campus resource, our Legal Studies program provides students with a thorough, hands-on legal education. Courses cover legal research and writing, and many substantive areas of law such as family law, probate law, civil law, and criminal law.

You’ll practice putting your research to work by drafting briefs and other legal documents enabling you to research and write about legal issues quickly and accurately — a treasured talent in the law profession. Our program fully prepares you for paralegal employment with a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and fully prepares you for the next level – law school.


Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science – Experienced-based programs providing personal and practical paralegal training.

*Students who take legal specialty classes at a Faulkner University campus other than the Montgomery campus, and attempt to transfer legal specialty credit to the Montgomery campus will be considered to have transferred from a non-ABA approved school and will be subject to the transfer policy.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.