Advisor: Clyde Willis, Department of Political Science
The Paralegal Studies minor is designed for those who do not plan to attend law school but who would like to work as legal assistants in law offices, governmental agencies, or other law-related organizations. Such assistants typically do legal research and handle routine legal matters under the supervision of attorneys. The minor requires a total of 30 hours, but where appropriate, students are permitted to double count classes in their major and minor. There is no limit on the number of hours a student may take in a single discipline. Students interested in this minor should contact an advisor in the Department of Political Science as early in their careers at MTSU as possible.