The Department of Legal Studies offers general preparation and concentration in specific areas of the law for practicing paralegals.
The department emphasizes theoretical and practical information in important legal areas, including the fundamentals of manual- and computer-based legal research and legal writing proficiency.
Students understand the values underlying the legal system and ethical issues that arise in paralegal practice. The program helps you understand how you fit into the legal system as a professional and a citizen. You will learn to think critically, analyze facts and concepts and articulate information verbally and in writing.
The Department of Legal Studies offers a major in paralegal studies and a minor in legal studies and political science. We also offer a certificate in paralegal studies.