Mission, Philosophy & Goals

Consistent with the mission of Texas Southmost College, the faculty of the Paralegal Studies program is committed to provide students with an education that encompasses the theoretical, practical, and ethical skills necessary for gainful employment in a career as a paralegal.

Consistent with the college’s values, the Paralegal Studies program strives to serve the needs of the legal community and to fulfill the following objectives: 1) Understand legal concepts and their practical application; 2) Improve oral and written communication skills; 3) Develop proficiency in using legal terminology; and 4) Gain the knowledge necessary to meet the ethical obligations of paralegals and attorneys.


  • Goal 1 – Prepare students for paralegal positions and law office management.
  • Goal 2 – Provide instruction using the most current technology available in the legal community.
  • Goal 3 – Provide on the job training through cooperative education (Co-Op).