The law in liberal arts major is designed to prepare you for a career as a paralegal in the legal profession. The major aims to provide you with practical legal skills as well as a background in legal concepts so that graduates will immediately be able to obtain jobs in this rapidly expanding profession. This program prepares you specifically for paralegal positions, but will also provide foundational knowledge of law. Paralegals are typically employed in law firms and are also eligible for careers in government, business, and nonprofit organizations.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: critical thinking, communicating effectively in a legal environment, and understanding legal principles (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2019).