As a paralegal, you will work closely with attorneys, doing research, preparing documents, and assisting attorneys in trial preparation. The political science department at A&M-Commerce has an established, successful paralegal studies program whose graduates readily find rewarding jobs.
At A&M-Commerce, you will gain hands-on experience in real-world or simulated settings. The program stresses the fundamentals of legal research, probate, civil procedure, business organizations, law office management, family law, torts, real estate law, and constitutional law. Qualified students may pursue internships working in a legislative office, political campaign, attorney's office, or other venue.
The paralegal studies program provides a broadly-based liberal arts and specialized education for paralegals/legal assistants. Program graduates will be qualified to work under the supervision of an attorney. The program does not train lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.