Legal studies students may earn a bachelor of arts (B.A.) or bachelor of science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. requires third semester proficiency in a foreign language. The B.S. requires completion of courses in statistics and research methods. A minor, not approved by the ABA, is also available.
WHY STUDY LEGAL STUDIES AT GRAND VALLEY?
Legal studies graduates are employed by:
Graduates who work in these fields can play an important role in the delivery of legal services, but they are not permitted to practice law. Graduates who seek to practice law must pursue a law school degree and satisfy other state requirements for admission to the bar.
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Grand Valley State University provides an environment that allows students to successfully complete their education and obtain thriving careers. The gainful employment regulation requires certificate programs to meet minimum thresholds with respect to the debt-to-income rates of their graduates. GVSU is engaged with the community to prepare the students for real life experiences, which allow for gainful employment. Click here read more about the Gainful Employment Disclosure information.
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.
To learn more about our Legal Studies program, please contact:
Professor Ruth Stevens
To learn more about our internship program, please contact: