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Degrees & Majors

Law in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts


Paralegals play an increasingly important part in the legal profession, undertaking critical research and support work for attorneys.

The Law in Liberal Arts degree, offered by the Department of Political Science, combines a bachelor's degree with the certificate in Paralegal Studies. This combination of degrees is increasingly recognized as important preparation for anyone considering a career in law, providing students with grounding in all critical elements of the legal profession, from litigation to property law, contract law, bankruptcy law, and family law.

Adding an important real-world element to the program is that all program classes are taught by practicing attorneys with experience supervising paralegals.

This program is approved by the American Bar Association.

Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to members of the public except as permitted by law.