Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Legal Studies Program approved by American Bar Association - check out the options!

All of the the new Justice Center Legal Studies Program Options have been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA):
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • Legal Studies Minor
  • Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) Paralegal Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies
 The Legal Studies Program at UAA and the Paralegal Studies Program at UAF are the only American Bar Association approved programs in Alaska.

2012 marked the 20th anniversary of American Bar Association (ABA) approval of the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at the Justice Center.  Since 1992, the Paralegal Studies Certificate has been awarded to several hundred individuals.

The mission of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals is to improve the American system of justice by establishing ABA standards for the education of paralegals and by promoting attorneys' professional, effective and ethical utilization of paralegals.

UAA Paralegal graduates can be found working in law firms, state and federal agencies, corporate legal departments, the courts, Native corporations, and the private business sector, contributing to the justice system on the local, state, and federal levels.

Prof. Deborah Periman, J.D., is the Legal Studies Program Coordinator.