The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Justice Studies-Legal Studies

Student must complete the following in addition to the Essential Studies requirements.

Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241
OR
CA 230
Accounting Principles I

Conflict Resolution and Mediation
3
LS 231 Introduction to Legal Studies 3
LS 232 Litigation/Civil Procedures 3
LS 238 Legal Research & Writing I 3
LS 337 Introduction to Law 3
LS 338 Legal Research & Writing II 3
LS 436 Ethics/Professional Responsibility 3
Commercial Focus* 9
Litigation Focus* 9
Public Law Focus* 9
Total hours 48
*Focus Areas: A student must complete nine (9) hours in each of the following three areas:
Commercial: LS 332, 343, 434, 435, 444
Litigation: LS 233, 331, 334, 432, 433
Public Law: LS 235, 236, 333, 431, 438

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Legal Studies Minor

Students must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies requirements and a major in another area.

 

Number Course Title Hours
LS 231 Introduction to Legal Studies 3
LS 238 Legal Research & Writing I 3
LS 337 Introduction to Law 3
LS 436 Ethics/Professional Responsibility 3
Plus three upper division hours in each of the focus areas (Commercial, Litigation, and Public Law) as outlined in the description of the Legal Studies major program 9
Total hours 21

Academic Certificate Program Paralegal

A student may be awarded a Certificate in Paralegal Studies upon successful completion of the following requirements:

 

Number Course Title Hours
LS 231 Introduction to Legal Studies 3
LS 238 Legal Research & Writing I 3
LS 436 Ethics/Professional Responsibility 3
Plus three hours from LS 232, 233, 332, 434. 3
Plus six hours from LS 235, 236, 331, 334, 343, 431, 432, 433, 435. 3
Total hours 18