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Welcome to the Legal Studies Department website! (formerly known as "Paralegal Department")

Enroll in Highline College's Legal Studies Department and learn the practical skills you need to obtain a rewarding position in the legal field. The name of the department has changed, but the AAS and Paralegal Plus, Certificate remain intact.

Approved by the American Bar Association, Highline's Legal Studies Department is designed for students with strong verbal and written skills, individual initiative and discipline, and high ethical standards.

Highline College campus

Winter 2017 Orientation

Come to our orientation and learn about opportunities in the paralegal profession and the Legal Studies Department at Highline College.
Gather information, meet with instructors, and ask questions.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:00 to 7:30pm
Building 2

What's New?!?
LLLT is Washington's new Limited License Legal Technician program - see
WSBA Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT)
Watch a free LLLT Program webinar: recorded on July 22nd 

Nonprofit Management Certificate offered.
Nonprofit Certificate Information
Legal Studies News
 *ABA Journal: Paralegals Outrank Lawyers on Best Jobs List
 *The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook employment projections for
   paralegals and legal assistants.
Additional Information 
*National Federation of Paralegal Associations Award and Scholarship Applications NFPA site.
Check in regularly for applications & deadlines.
*WSPA Annual Awards

Learn more about certificate graduation rates and the median debt of students who have completed a certificate program