The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Legal Studies 

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The Auburn Montgomery Criminal Justice Department has offered an American Bar Association-approved paralegal education program for nearly 20 years. The program is designed to train highly competent and well-rounded individuals for careers as paralegals/legal assistants or as court or other judicial administrators. It also is excellent preparation for admission to law school. Plus, you can complete the program while earning a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice - Legal Studies track. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an ABA-approved certificate of program completion. 

Legal Studies Important Information

Legal Studies Plan of Study
Legal Studies- Four Year Plan

The Outreach Program paralegal certificate courses offered at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, are not ABA-approved. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Alabama law prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers, including legal assistants/paralegals. (Key word: Court, Legal Administration)

If you are interested in scholarships, please review the information on the Scholarships page. For more information please email or contact the faculty and staff of the Department of Criminal Justice.