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The Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department

The Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department offers Associate Degree Programs in Law Enforcement and Paralegal Studies, as well as offering 16 different law classes that may be taken by students in various other majors, such as Business Administration, Administrative Office Technology and Liberal Arts.

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Law Day

Are you considering a career in law enforcement or criminal law? Come by Law Day from 9 a.m. to noon on April 12 in the Knight Campus Lower Commons and hear from judges, lawyers and police officers about careers waiting for you. Speakers will include Colonel Ann Assumpico of the Rhode Island State Police, Superior Court Judge Joseph Montalbano, and representatives from the Providence Police Department and the state offices of the Attorney General and Health and Human Services. Even if you're not sure what field you'd like to enter, or which branch of law holds your interest, you can learn from professionals about what their jobs are like.

learn moreCapstone Course for Law Enforcement Majors - This course became required for all new students who entered the Law Enforcement major beginning with the Fall 2008 semester. [Learn more about capstone course in Law Enforcement]
Portfolio Requirement for Paralegal Majors - A portfolio of their course work is now a requirement for students who entered the major in Fall 2008 semester or later [ Learn more about Portfolio Requirement for Paralegal Majors]

Contact Information

Steven D. Murray, J.D.
Website Content Manager
Dept. Offices:
Knight Campus
Tel: 401-825-2253

Flanagan Campus
Tel: 401-333-7385

Maureen Papagolos
Administrative Assistant

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Last Updated: 8/2/17