New Paralegal Studies Degree

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The political science department will offer a new paralegal studies degree beginning Fall 2014. Courses offered in the fall include PS111 Legal Research, PS112 Legal Writing, and PS113 Case Analysis. Degree Requirements

 

News and Information
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NMU Alumni featured on legal news website
Peter Langley, B.S. '97 in public administration, was recently featured on legalnews.com for his work as an attorney for the Jackson County (Mich.) Prosecutor's office. Langley's career has provided a variety of experiences, including bills to create tougher penalties for animal cruelty. Read the article to learn more about Langley's career path.

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Join the Student Law Forum
The Student Law Forum is a group designed for those interested in the field of law and legal procedures. They hold mock trials, hold monthly breakfasts to network with attorneys and prepare students for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). They have toured schools such as Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 
 
Outstanding graduates named

DeBello headshotThe department has named its outstanding graduates for the 2012-13 academic year. Megan DelBello (pictured) is the recipient of the outstanding graduate student award and Rose Frankowski is the recipient of the outstanding graduating senior. Read about their accomplishments.

Take the pre-law path
Jocelyn BensonIn addition to a pre-law major, there is a  pre-law minor that prepares those interested in attending law school. Regardless of academic program, perspective or current students can contact the department for advising on law school preparation.
Washington Internships

The Washington, D.C. Internship Program through NMU allows students to spend a semester or summer learning in a hands-on environment. Interns work 4 1/2 days per week and get a half day for networking with professionals around the nation's capitol. 

New U.P. Data Available

The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development, in conjunction with the Political Science and Public Administration Department, has released new economic and government data for all U.P. counties. The report gives details on everything from employment, climate, education and recreation. Visit the Rural Center website for information.