After an in-depth evaluation, the Wilmington University’s legal studies program was granted approval by the American Bar Association.


    After an in-depth evaluation, the Wilmington University’s legal studies program was granted approval by the American Bar Association. The program satisfied the requirements set forth by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Paralegals.

    During the approval process, the legal studies program underwent rigorous scrutiny of every facet of the program. The ABA approved the curriculum, faculty, recruiting and admission practices, library and computer resources, and student services inherent in the program.

    “This approval validates the time, energy, and effort that our faculty and advisory board have put into creating a quality program for our students,” said Amy O’Dell, program coordinator for legal studies.

    Wilmington University began offering a Bachelor of Science in legal studies program in fall 2003. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become paralegals or legal assistants working under the supervision of an attorney or to continue their studies in law. Courses include such topics as legal writing, criminal law, civil procedure and LSAT preparation, among others.

    The legal studies degree can be completed at Wilmington University’s New Castle and Dover locations. Additionally, the University offers a 24-credit post-baccalaureate certificate in legal studies.

    “I’m very excited about this approval,” O’Dell said. “We hope this will help generate new professional development opportunities for our students through the Delaware Paralegal Association as well as expand their employment options nationwide.”

    For more information on the legal studies program call Nicole Karam at 302-356-6984; or visit www.wilmu.edu/legalstudies.