Paralegal studies majors develop an understanding of legal system values and ethical considerations.
The College of Mount St. Joseph's Paralegal Studies program, which has been approved by the American Bar Association for more than 20 years, offers both general professional preparation and concentration in specific legal areas, providing a broad base of knowledge. We emphasize important theoretical and practical professional information, including manual- and computer-based legal research, legal writing proficiency, and mastering life-long learning skills. This is also an excellent law school preparation program.
A paralegal is not licensed to practice law and works under a lawyers' supervision, to manage a variety of tasks, including:
- Interviewing clients
- Acquiring factual data
- Drafting court pleadings and legal documents
- Researching statutes, cases and legal source material
Our program promotes an understanding of how individual students fit into the legal system, both as a professional and as a citizen. You'll acquire strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically and analyze information. Courses are taught by practicing lawyers and paralegals.
The Department of Paralegal studies has renewed their Articulation Agreement with Columbus State Community College. This agreement aids in the transfer of academic credits between schools. For details, view the paralegal studies course equivalency guide.
News and Updates
Stay up to date with the most recent paralegal studies program news and events; visit the department of legal studies page.
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