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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies (Paralegal) BA

The paralegal track is approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals. The paralegal emphasis area prepares students for employment in private law firms, businesses and government offices. Although paralegals, as non-lawyers, are legally restricted from practicing law, they assist attorneys in delivering legal services more efficiently and may perform a variety of tasks, including legal research and drafting, litigation assistantship, interviewing and investigation, and file organization and maintenance. Courses in the paralegal track offer ample opportunities to learn substantial legal information and develop practical legal skills. 

Legal Studies (Paralegal) BA Degree Requirements (120 hours)  

Legal Studies (Paralegal) BA Semester Guide  

Availability: Hattiesburg Campus and Gulf Park

Admission Requirements:

Program Academic Policies and Requirements:

  • See University Academic Policies and Requirements  
  • All students majoring in legal studies must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 after 30 hours of coursework at The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Any students transferring to the legal studies program must attain a GPA of 2.25 prior to transferring.