College of Business & Professional Studies
Our society’s need for legal services continues to increase and develop into new areas of law such as cyber law, international business transaction law, intellectual property, health care and environmental law. This growing need ensures unlimited career opportunities with competitive starting salaries. Paralegals and other legal professionals work in many fields such as law firms, corporate in-house counsel, banking and financial institutions, hospitals, insurance companies, real estate title companies, legislative offices, state and federal government offices and institutions, and administrative agencies.
Mississippi University for Women’s School of Professional Studies offers a comprehensive four-year baccalaureate degree in Legal Studies. The B.S. (or B.A.) degree program is one of only two programs in Mississippi approved by the American Bar Association. It is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of legal concepts and analytical skills to enable graduates to perform as efficient members of a legal team.
We have an excellent program that offers the student a solid legal education. The program offers small classes with the best of instruction and resources. The program includes a full complement of legal courses designed to offer the student a well-rounded education and the utmost opportunity to succeed. The program also sponsors Bench & Gavel, a club open to all Legal Studies students, and Lambda Epsilon Chi, a national honorary fraternity for paralegals. Further, this concentration provides an excellent foundation for further legal study in graduate and professional programs.
MUW’s legal studies program is designed for the education of paralegals. Paralegals shall not provide legal services directly to the public, unless otherwise permitted by law.
Department of Legal StudiesWesley Garrett, Esq.Chair
Reneau Hall Phone: (662) 241-6401Fax: (662) 329-7458
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439