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Discover Your Career Path.

Paralegals are an important part of a legal team. In our program, you will develop professional work habits, achieve career-building experience, and grow your professional network—all before you graduate. We teach you a mix of analytical, administrative, managerial, research, and communication skills just right for your career.

Paralegal majors who are familiar with the program mentor new paralegal majors to assist with their transition to SIU Carbondale. Our mentors are available to answer questions and to educate new students in areas other than class work. Paralegal students gain a working knowledge into the intricacies of legal research, writing, and legal theory, making SIU’s Paralegal Studies Program an excellent law school preparation or career path for you. Many paralegal students are accepted to the SIU School of Law as well as many others across the country.

In addition to the prestigious LEX National Honor Society, our majors participate in their choice of over 450 student organizations on campus, including the Organization of Paralegal Students. You also have the advantage of many scholarship and internship opportunities available to you while completing your degree at SIU.