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The Mission of the Paralegal Program
The program is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Liberal Arts that develops skills in legal research, writing and investigation alongside a deeper understanding of the substance, politics and history of the law.
The core of the program is the legal specialty sequence. These courses are taught by practicing attorneys and judges. After these courses students complete a 12-week internship, through which they gain practical experience in paralegal work.
A Paralegal Institute is offered each spring. This is a one-day seminar focusing on a different aspect of the paralegal field each year. Speakers are professionals from various areas of the paralegal field. Students may earn one credit each year they attend the Institute.
A high school diploma and admission to WSU are required for admission to the program. It is recommended those candidates for admission be in the upper half of the class or have a score of at least 20 on the ACT. Students wishing to enter the program must seek advising from the Director of the Paralegal Program.
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