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Paralegal Schools in Alaska

Several paralegal schools in Alaska offer students options for obtaining a degree in the paralegal/legal assistant field. This guide to paralegal schools in Alaska will help you find the Alaska school that offers the right options for your career goals. As an alternative to traditional programs with on-campus courses, some students who desire a more flexible class schedule may find that online programs are a better fit.

Schools with Paralegal Programs

  • There are 3 colleges and universities that offer a paralegal/legal assistant degree program in Alaska.
  • 1 school offers a certificate for paralegals/legal assistants.
  • 2 schools offer an associate’s degree program for paralegals/legal assistants.
  • 0 schools offer a bachelor’s degree program for paralegals/legal assistants.
  • 2 not-for-profit ABA approved paralegal degree programs in Alaska.

Institutional Facts for Schools with Paralegal Programs

  • Highest graduation rate: Charter College-Anchorage 94%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate: University of Alaska Anchorage 19%.1
  • Highest net price per year: Charter College-Anchorage $18,797.1
  • Lowest net price per year: University of Alaska Anchorage $8,943.1
  • Highest student population: University of Alaska Anchorage 18,128.1
  • Lowest student population: Charter College-Anchorage 1,651.1
  • Annual tuition range for paralegal programs at community colleges and career schools in Alaska: $17,750-$17,7502

Read on to find profiles of paralegal programs in Alaska, salary and employment projections for paralegals and legal assistants, and further information that will help you determine where to pursue a paralegal degree.

Paralegal Degree Programs in Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage
The Paralegal Studies Certificate program at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of two American Bar Association approved paralegal training programs in the state of Alaska. The coursework includes legal ethics, evidence investigation and discovery, civil procedure, family law, and criminal law procedure. The capstone course includes a Legal Studies Internship through the UAA Justice Center during which students are placed in a variety of legal environments and are encouraged to apply their coursework to real-world paralegal tasks. This program is excellent for student wishing to directly enter the workforce and especially for those who may have an interest in continuing a career in other areas of the law but would like to become engaged in the legal workforce quickly. The campus’ location within a populous area with numerous law firms increases the likelihood of employment following completion of the program and of internship and job-shadowing opportunities throughout the program duration.

University of Alaska Fairbanks
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College offers an AAS in Paralegal Studies that prepares students to enter the legal workforce as qualified paralegals or legal assistants. Minimum requirements for completion include 61 credits composed of courses with a variety of subjects such as paralegal ethics, practical paralegal skills, civil procedure, technology in the legal workforce, and legal writing and document drafting. Flexibility within the curriculum allows students to select specific areas of law to focus on within the broad-based paralegal program. Though less populous than Anchorage, UAF is located in a busy area and may have internship and job shadowing opportunity for motivated students. The AAS in Paralegal Studies degree program at UAF is approved by the American Bar Association.

American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Programs in Alaska (Not-for-Profit)

  • University of Alaska Anchorage
 (Anchorage)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/?state=AK&sort=best