Is a Paralegal Career Right for You?

By Professor William Dixon First and foremost, a paralegal is a trained professional.  The work is interesting, varied, and important.  People’s lives and property may depend upon the work done by a paralegal.  You will have opportunity to help people through some of the most difficult periods of their lives, such as divorce and child Read More

Why Study Criminal Law and Procedure

By Professor William Dixon Criminal law impacts everyone every day.  What if someone I love is accused of a crime?  What does that mean, and what should I do?  Obviously, a crime involves a “criminal act.”  Does it matter what the actors state of mind was at the time that he or she committed the Read More

Basics of Bankruptcy Law

By Professor William Dixon Everyone should know the basics of bankruptcy law.  The bankruptcy system in the United States is designed to provide relief from crushing debt while at the same time providing an orderly and prioritized system for distribution of available assets to creditors.  In the case of personal bankruptcy, the system offers debt Read More