The Legal and Justice Studies Program of Burlington College offers programs in the fields of history, politics and law. This program prepares the student for work in government, politics, law, human services, community development, international studies, the courts, law offices and corrections. We also prepare students to be paralegals, legal assistants and lawyers either by enrolling in law school or by following the 4 year clerkship.  Burlington College offers the only paralegal certificate in the state.

The Legal and Justice department offers the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Arts
International Relations
Legal and Justice Studies

Paralegal Studies


Uniquely, Burlington College offers hands on training to budding paralegals, legal assistants, human services and specialists and to all interested students in a Pro Se Legal Clinic where participants help coach litigants in cases to represent themselves in court. Under the direction of a lawyer, we meet every Saturday morning from 10:00am to noon where we receive men and women who would like help to prepare to conduct their own legal cases in court or other venues. The clinic is free and open to the public.