Laws affect everything you do every day, from driving down the street to the food you eat. As a paralegal, you can work with agencies and lawyers who deal with the issues in which you are interested. Whether you wish to help write laws, prosecute criminals, protect the environment, work for large corporations, or work for small firms, there is a place for every single interest in the legal field.
The Legal Studies program prepares students to work with attorneys in the preparation of documents, research, and investigation necessary for the representation of clients and their cases in a variety of settings. Civil and criminal legal theories are taught along with the practical skills used by paralegals in the workforce to apply the theory to real-world situations, including the preparation of documents and pleadings, legal research, and interviewing skills. Courses in the Legal Studies program apply toward an Associate of Applied Science in Legal Studies and a Technical Certificate in Office Management Technology at UAFS.