Legal and Paralegal Studies

Pre-Law Track

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Some students choose to have their Bachelor of Science in Legal & Paralegal Studies degree or their Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies serve as a “Pre-Law” program – so that they can go on with their education and become an attorney.  If you do decide to go on to become an attorney – you will be especially happy that you chose the Legal & Paralegal Studies Program.

The Bachelor of Science in Legal & Paralegal Studies degree and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies are fully approved by the American Bar Association. They are offered for paralegal education and provide course work and practical experiences designed to develop the knowledge and communication skills necessary for contribution to the legal profession. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. Students must take at least nine (9) semester credits of Legal Specialty courses through synchronous classroom instruction (i.e. through traditional classroom instruction or “meeting” online through supported software such as Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom allows the instructor and students to hold virtual meetings with audio and visuals).

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John J. Schlageter, Ill, J.D., Esq.
Program Director
Legal & Paralegal Studies Program
(American Bar Association Approved)

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Student Testimonial:
If you are planning on attending law school, I cannot brag enough about how great the Paralegal Studies Program is at preparing its students for both the application process and for law school itself. I was accepted, with scholarships, to every single law school to which I applied, and I can confidently say that I have the Paralegal Studies Program to thank for that. During my law school application process, the schools to which I applied were consistently impressed with the Paralegal Studies program and the internships that I acquired through the program. In fact, the University of Tennesse College of Law was so impressed by the Legal Research and Writing classes required by the Paralegal Studies Program that they offered me a place in their Tennessee Law Scholars and Research Associates Program - the most prestigious scholarship program offered by the school that would have covered tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. This was only one of the many scholarship opportunities I received as a direct result of the skills I received in the Paralegal Studies Program.

Brandi M. Dobbs
University of Toledo Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, Class of 2016
University of Michigan Law, Class of 2019

Bachelor of Science in Legal & Paralegal Studies - suggested schedule

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Legal & Paralegal Studies – suggested schedule

Last Updated: 7/18/23