Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
I’ve found the Baker students that work at this court are very dependable. They are hardworking, they are intelligent, they are resourceful. I’ve never had a bad experience with a Baker student.– Hon. Richard A. Page 24th District Court Judge
This program offers students the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and receive a quality higher education and appropriate training to enable them to be successful in their careers as paralegals. This program provides students with practical paralegal skills in conjunction with a well-rounded education in anticipation of their service in a modern, multicultural society. Highly competent graduates will be able to assist attorneys in various areas of law and in diverse legal settings.
These objectives are met through carefully designed, application-driven academic requirements; practical internship experience; and academic advising throughout the program. A paralegal is qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. This program has been approved by the American Bar Association at the Auburn Hills campus only.
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The Legal Studies Program has been approved by the American Bar Association at the Auburn Hills campus only.