We train students to work as paralegals (legal assistants) under the supervision of attorneys. Paralegals who attempt to practice law without a license risk violating Unauthorized Practice of Law statutes, which every state has enacted.
Paralegal courses also teach students skills that are valuable in a wide variety of jobs in business and give prospective law students more confidence and job skills to work as paralegals while they are enrolled in law school.
Student may choose from three programs:
- B.S. degree with a major in Paralegal Studies
- B.S. degree with a minor in Paralegal Studies
- 27-hour Certificate in Paralegal Studies (4-year degree required to enter)