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Legal Assistant Studies Program - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Legal Assistant Studies Program
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tel: 423.755.4135
Fax: 423.785.2228

Bachelor of Science Degree


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is located in the state of Tennessee and was established in 1886. The university currently caters to nearly 9000 students and has the distinction of being voted “Among the Best in the Nation,” by Princeton Review. It currently holds accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The university currently offers over 70 programs at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. These degree programs span a wide range of subjects including business, engineering, computer science and political science. A number of continuing education courses are also offered which provide job training and educational counseling.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Assistant Studies currently offers a legal assistant studies program for students looking to establish a career as a legal assistant. The course is designed in such a way that students can customize their degree in order to suit their future goals.

The legal assistant program is one of the few four-year courses available in Tennessee and trains students to enter the legal assistant work force in a number of environments, ranging from law offices to government agencies. The course gives students an overview of the legal system and how it operates. It also teaches students about office management with respect to a legal environment.

The course covers subjects such as litigation, legal writing and research, business organization and evidentiary procedures. Students will also undergo a period of internship in order to gain practical experience in the legal assistant field.


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