Legal Studies

Why Study Legal Studies at Elms College?

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.

What Can You Do With a Legal Studies Degree?

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.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.

Contact Us

Division of Social Sciences
Kurt Ward
Director of Criminal Justice and Director of Paralegal & Legal Studies