Director: William M. Norton, J.D., Ph.D.
The Institute of Law and Public Affairs has been established to provide undergraduates with specific training in the areas of the paralegal profession, public policy, and public affairs. Students with an undergraduate major in any of the colleges of the University may attain paraprofessional standing in paralegal studies or public affairs by completing a minor in the Institute. The term paraprofessional applies to those with special training in a professional field who do not yet possess the terminal degree normally required in the profession. In many instances, paraprofessional standing is a step toward the accomplishment of the final degree.