Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Bachelor of Law Studies

While our 3+3 Accelerated Law emphasis  prepares students academically for application to Law School, our Paralegal Emphasis prepares students to enter the workforce as a Legal Assistant right out of undergraduate school.

The Law Studies program at The University of Mississippi prepares students for the fast-paced and rapidly growing paralegal career field, honing the skills and attributes employers are looking for. The program also serves as a firm foundation for those students who plan to attend law school.

Choose an emphasis for your B.S.L.S.

3+3 Accelerated Law Emphasis

This program incorporates preparation for law school in its curriculum, including LSAT preparation and navigating the law school application process. The fourth year of undergraduate coursework is the first year of UM Law School (upon admission). Students in this track who are not admitted to the UM School of Law are able to switch emphasis areas to Paralegal to complete their undergraduate degree.

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Paralegal Emphasis

If you are looking for a career that offers prestige and excitement, one in which you can positively affect the lives of others, then consider a career as a paralegal. Supervised by an attorney, paralegals apply knowledge of law and legal procedures to assist attorneys, clients, and business organizations by performing such tasks as conducting legal research; drafting legal documents; interviewing clients and witnesses; and assisting attorneys in depositions, hearings, and trials.

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