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The Legal Administration major, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is designed to assist individuals in acquiring the skills necessary to manage the complex mixture of personnel, technology and business that is the modern law office.

A Legal Administration major must complete a 36 credit hour core. Students may select 12 credit hours of electives from such areas as management, accounting, computer and information systems, criminal justice or psychology. Students may also select a three or six credit hour internship in a private or corporate law firm, government or judicial office, or public service organization or placement in one of our practicum sites. The internship program director will assist students with placement.

Independent study or directed research is also available for up to six credit hours. All topics must be approved by the program director at the time of registration.

Degree Requirements

Certificate Program
A Legal Assistant Certificate program is offered for students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. This is a non-degree program. The certificate program requires completion of 33 credit hours in the Legal Assistant/Administration curriculum. The required courses are as follows:

Professional Sequence
LA 110 Introduction to Law 3
LA 130 Litigation I 3
LA 131 Litigation II 3
LA 280 Legal Research I 3
LA 281 Legal Research II 3
LAD 312 Law Practice Management 3
LAD 411 Legal Computer Application 3
Any four additional legal specialty courses 12
CIS 100 Intro. to Computers (Required supporting course)
A grade of "C" must be maintained in all required Legal Assistant Certificate and supportive courses. A 2.0 GPA must also be maintained.

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