The legal studies program is designed to develop an understanding of the legal profession and its ethical obligations, critical thinking skills, and research skills. Students visit area state and federal courthouses and listen to guest speakers, such as the Honorable Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice John Greaney and David Barry, General Consulate of Ireland.
Katherine Currier J.D., professor of paralegal and legal studies, is a nationally known leader in paralegal education and the author of three leading textbooks, including Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach.Beyond their classroom time, our students also practice their legal skills in the courtroom.
With a background in legal studies, graduates are prepared to work in other law-related fields or pursue further education in graduate or law school.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.