Legal Studies (includes Paralegal)

Work in a Legal Setting

This degree prepares students for a paralegal position in a legal setting, such as a law office, courthouse, administrative agency, corporate in-house counsel office, or insurance company. Students will learn to gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes, perform legal research, draft legal documents, and prepare witnesses and evidence for presentation at legal proceedings. An effective paralegal must have a firm grasp of both substantive and procedural law, excellent communication skills, and the ability to think analytically and logically. This program provides the student with the skills necessary to perform specifically delegated, substantive legal work under the supervision of a lawyer.

 

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