The goals of the Mississippi College paralegal program are:
- To train students to assist attorneys in performing legal work in order to reduce the costs of delivering legal services to the public.
- To promote the growth of the paralegal profession by providing attorneys with competent graduates.
Our program objectives are:
- To prepare students with a general paralegal education and exposure to major areas of law.
- To provide students with practical assignments that they are likely to encounter on the job.
- To prepare students to draft legal documents.
- To prepare students to perform basic legal research and analysis.
- To give students an understanding of the court systems, both state and federal, and of the importance of procedural rules.
- To give students an understanding of the ethical dilemmas they will encounter and how to avoid problems.
- To give students an understanding of the paralegal career, skills needed, and employment opportunities available in private practice, government agencies, and corporate legal departments.