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American Bar Association Visits MC's Paralegal Education Program

July 9, 2007

Featuring small classes and evening sessions geared to working students, Mississippi College's Paralegal Education Programs have twice been approved by the American Bar Association.

Representatives of the ABA's Standing Committee on Paralegals recently visited MC to take another look at its paralegal studies. Final action following the site visit may be announced in late summer or early 2008.

There were 23 MC undergrads enrolled in the Spring of 2007 and seven others took classes in a 30-hour paralegal studies certificate program, both part of the Department of History and Political Science.

MC's program joins two others in Mississippi gaining approval of the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals. Nationwide, they're in good company with schools like Tulane University in New Orleans, Texas A&M in Commerce, New York University and Kent State University in Ohio with the ABA's OK.

With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, programs to assist lawyers and judges plus a host of initiatives to improve the nation's legal system.

"Mississippi College's paralegal studies program truly serves the needs of working students in the greater Jackson area," said Director Anna Puckett.

Students can utilize the Mississippi College School of Law Library in downtown Jackson and main campus library in Clinton to advance their skills. The program at MC graduated its first students in 1988.

For more details on paralegal studies at MC, contact Anna Puckett at 601-925-3812.

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