The College of Legal Studies consists of programs in Paralegal Studies and Justice and Public Safety Administration, both of which offer Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees. The Paralegal Studies program also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Justice & Public Safety Administration
The criminal justice system impacts every member of society and represents one of the most important relationships between citizens and government. Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary to enter this honorable field. They will be qualified for employment in law enforcement, corrections, probation, and parole at the local, state, or federal levels. They’ll also be eligible to work within the Department of Juvenile realm with opportunities as correction classification specialists, caseworkers in child protective services, and as social service caseworkers.
Students in the Justice and Public Safety Administration programs have access to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to examine and analyze data during their coursework.
The legal profession plays a critical role in society by maintaining law and order and ensuring justice. Paralegals are an integral part of the profession, enhancing the service that attorneys provide and society’s access to justice. Paralegals work at the elbow of the attorney and help them accomplish their clients’ goals, while enhancing the client’s experience. Graduates will be qualified to work directly for practicing attorneys in private law firms. They will also be equipped to work in legal departments of businesses and government agencies--including the court system. All Paralegal Studies programs are approved by the American Bar Association. Students have access to a print law library that includes a representative of almost every legal resource a paralegal can anticipate using in practice. Additionally, they also have access to and train in commercial electronic database research. Students in the program become members of the National Society for Legal Technology and receive training in legal-specific software programs. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Sullivan University has chosen to teach out all paralegal studies programs to include the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies and Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies. The last student in a paralegal program is scheduled to complete by December 31, 2022. The University requested to formally withdraw ABA approval for all paralegal studies programs. As of the February 2023 withdrawal date, the paralegal studies programs will no longer be approved by ABA. Any student who does not complete the program before the withdrawal date will not have graduated from an ABA approved paralegal education program and may not represent themselves as having graduated from an ABA approved paralegal education program.