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Legal Studies

Major (B.A./B.S.)

LS Major


LS Minor

Paralegal Studies Certificate

LS Post Bachelor's Certificate

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faculty teaching

Prepared.  With coursework in substantive law, communication, legal ethics and professionalism, legal research, and more, students can leave the legal studies program feeling prepared for multiple professional legal career opportunities.

Skillful.  Faculty bring a variety of knowledge and perspectives from their experiences in professional legal settings to help deliver an optimal liberal education.

Pertinent.  Graduates of the legal studies program will find that their degree can open many employment opportunities in: Government agencies, law firms, courts, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and insurance companies.