The legal studies track of the Criminal Justice bachelor’s program prepares students for careers in the fields of paralegal/legal assistant and judicial administration. Students interested in pursuing law school may wish to consider this track, although no specific major is required by most law schools.
While the paralegal profession had its beginnings in law firms, paralegals now work in most corporations and business organizations such as banks, insurance companies and health organizations. The government is also a big employer of paralegals. Working under the supervision of an attorney, the paralegal’s work product is merged with and becomes part of the attorney work product for a client. In communications with clients and the public, the paralegal’s non-lawyer status must be clear. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or perform any duty specifically reserved for licensed attorneys. Typical duties of a paralegal include:
Legal Studies Important Information
Legal Studies – Plan of Study
Legal Studies – Four Year Plan
www.governmentjobs.com (Key word: Court, Legal Administration)
Please review our Scholarships page. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the faculty and staff of the Department of Criminal Justice.
Disclaimer: The Outreach Program paralegal certificate courses offered at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, are not ABA-approved. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Alabama law prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers, including legal assistants/paralegals.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Employment of legal occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, which will result in about 64,600 new jobs. The job growth for paralegals and legal assistants, however, is 12 percent.
Department of Criminal Justice
Auburn University at Montgomery
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The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
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