Law in Liberal Arts

About the law in liberal arts major

The law in liberal arts major is designed to prepare you for a career as a paralegal in the legal profession. You'll learn practical legal skills, as well as a background in legal concepts, so that you can obtain jobs quickly in this rapidly expanding profession. This program prepares you specifically for paralegal positions, but will also provide foundational knowledge of law. 

Skills and abilities this major develops: critical thinking, communicating effectively in a legal environment, and understanding legal principles (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2019).

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Advanced legal writing
  • American legal history
  • Family law for paralegals
  • Introduction to law
  • Legal research and writing for paralegals
  • Litigation for paralegals
  • Technology and the law

Possible careers

  • Claims adjuster
  • Hearing officer*
  • Lawyer*
  • Lobbyist
  • Paralegal
  • Project coordinator
  • Social worker*

*These careers require additional training or education.

Where could I work?

  • Anthem
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Law firms
  • Legal services
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • State of Indiana

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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