An ABA-Approved Introduction to Legal Studies

Our Minor and Certificate in Legal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association as a paralegal program. While there is no official licensure or certification to become a paralegal, students receive a certificate that demonstrates their completion of a program that meets the rigorous standards of the ABA for paralegal education.

In this program, you’ll analyze legal problems, conduct research and write a properly formatted legal memo and other correspondence. You will hone your written and oral communication skills and be able to present a coherent, well-supported legal argument.

The minor is planned and taught by lawyers to provide students with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the legal system. A combination of classwork and real-world experience prepares legal studies certificate students for a broad range of professional opportunities.