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Legal Assistance Studies - Ball State University

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Paralegal Program Information

Ball State University
Legal Assistance Studies
Department of Political Science
N.Q. 240
Muncie, Indiana

Telephone: 765.285.8800
Fax: 765.285.5345

Baccalaureate Degrees


Ball State University is located in the city of Muncie in Indiana, USA. It originated as a private teacher training school in 1899. Today the university offers a variety of programs at different levels. Ball State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Associate Degree in Legal Assistance or paralegal course of Ball State University is conducted thorough the Department of Political Science. Paralegals are employees who work for a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity that performs legal work. This course consists of a strong curriculum and solid foundation which helps students gain entry into the extremely competitive paralegal field.

The Associate Degree in Legal Assistance program is a 67 hour course. 19 hours are reserved for general education topics like English, history, politics and computer science. Concentration topics like legal writing, litigation, criminal law, family law and the like are taught in the other 48 hours. This course is approved by the American Bar Association.

Transfer students, in addition to other University requirements, must finish at least four of their legal specialty classes of three credits each at Ball State as approved by the Program Director. A paralegal internship is required for any student who does not have current work experience in a professional legal setting. After graduation, students are encouraged to work for their bachelor's degree.


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