Paralegal studies seek to teach students about legal ethics, introduce them to major areas of law, train them to draft legal documents and perform legal research, expose them to state and federal court systems and procedures, and qualify them for beginning assignments as a paralegal.
The Department of History and Political Science at Mississippi College strives to inspire our students to greater intellectual curiosity and a stronger commitment to Christian and democratic ideals.
Students explore the historical progress of civilization and the diverse philosophies of government. In so doing, they build their skills in critical thinking and their knowledge about the world we inhabit.
Faculty members are accomplished teachers, having received several prestigious teaching awards. They’re also productive scholars, remaining active in professional organizations, publishing historical writing and research, and attending professional conferences to present research to their peers.
Pi Gamma Mu
Participate in Pi Gamma Mu, the national honor society that seeks to improve scholarship in the social studies and achieve a synthesis between its various disciplines.
As a major in Paralegal Studies, you’ll take courses in topics such as:
Introduction to law
Wills and estates
Law office management
Legal research and writing
The paralegal program focuses on training students to work under the supervision of an attorney. A paralegal — also known as a legal assistant — will not be licensed to practice law; instead, they provide assistance to an attorney and aid with serving clients more efficiently and effectively. Graduates will find employment opportunities with private law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments.
Graduates have been employed by:
Hinds County District Attorney's Office
Mississippi Highway Patrol
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance
The State of Mississippi
The State of Tennessee
The Supreme Court of Georgia
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