Friday, August 10, 2012

Justice Center offers Minor in Legal Studies for fall 2012

The Justice Center is offering a Minor in Legal Studies starting in fall 2012.

Jumpstart your career with an education that combines legal knowledge with specialized skills training!

The Legal Studies Minor:
  • Provides students with a theoretical education about the law
  • Offers specialized skills to work as a paralegal or other nonlawyer professional in a variety of legal settings
  • Lays the academic foundation for students who may wish to advance to graduate programs in law or public policy
A total of 21 credits is required for the minor with a minimum grade of C in each course.

Honors Option for Students - Improving Access to Justice
Students minoring in Legal Studies are eligible to graduate with Pro Bono Service Honors upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service with a legal services agency approved by the Legal Studies Program Coordinator.

Career Opportunities
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that jobs in the legal field will continue to grow at a much faster than average rate for the foreseeable future. Students with a Minor in Legal Studies will be prepared to work in federal and state agencies, court systems, private law offices or corporate legal departments, or in other organizations where familiarity with government regulation and legal processes is required.

Questions? Please contact us!
Email us or contact us at 786-1810.  Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., is the Legal Studies Program Coordinator.