Paralegal Studies - B.A.

The Southern Miss paralegal studies program provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education, including the legal terminology, concepts and skills necessary to function effectively in the legal profession, whether in a private law firm, government or business environment.

The growing demand for legal services has placed great stress on attorneys to provide efficient and effective legal assistance. Paralegals, who as non-lawyers are legally restricted from practicing law, assist attorneys in meeting this demand and aid in delivering legal services more efficiently and economically.

Career opportunities for paralegals exist in private law firms, government offices, and businesses such as banks, corporations, and insurance companies. Law libraries, paralegal education and freelance paralegal work provide additional career opportunities for paralegals.

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