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Become a paralegal specialist at Washburn University

The Legal Studies Program is accepted by the American Bar Association and possesses Institutional membership in the American Association for Paralegal Education. The program features a curriculum relevant to current law office needs by combining course work in law, computer technology, communications and general education. Licensed Kansas attorneys, with proficiency in specialized legal areas, are the instructors. Both full-time and part-time students are accepted. We welcome pre-law students as well as those simply wishing to deepen their knowledge of the law. Students that graduate from the program will gain a Bachelors in Legal Studies (BLS) an Associate of Arts (AA) degree.

The Legal Studies program provides education and extensive training to persons aspiring to enter a new career in the paralegal field. Consequently, the program objectives include the expansion of critical-thinking skills, organizational skills, general communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Law-specific goals and objectives include

  • legal research and writing skills
  • computer skills
  • and, interviewing and investigation skills.

They also include knowledge of the following:

  • the organization and operation of both the legal system and law offices
  • the paralegal profession and ethical obligations
  • contracts
  • torts
  • and, litigation procedures.

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