Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
Make Your Case with a Bachelor’s in Legal Studies
This program is offered on Campus and Online.
Attorneys aren’t the only legal professionals who help others navigate the law and solve their legal problems. Paralegals are integral to the legal process, as they support attorneys with a variety of tasks. With an education from Post University, you can be prepared to join a legal team and deliver helpful, effective, problem-solving legal services. Our B.S. in Legal Studies program provides a career-focused pathway to paralegal jobs in a range of law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and the court system. Our program also includes both traditional, skills-based paralegal courses, and survey-type legal studies courses to give you the well-rounded education and experience employers look for in potential candidates.
Our program not only successfully prepares students to enter the workforce but also to attend graduate school. Some B.S. in Legal Studies graduates go on to attend law school directly after graduating from Post University or after obtaining work experience.
At Post University, we take a personal interest in your success. You will learn from attorney-practitioner faculty with valuable insights and years of experience in the field. Their professional guidance and one-on-one support will help to prepare you for the real world upon graduation better. We offer flexible day options —or you can take classes for this legal studies degree online—so you can stay in your current position while you learn on your schedule.
Our legal studies bachelor’s degree program will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of various areas of the law in the context of ethical practice. You’ll develop practical skills in legal research and writing, civil litigation, real estate closings, probate practice, family law and practice, environmental law and practice, intellectual property practice, business organizations and practice, and bankruptcy practice. And you’ll take your organizational, written and oral communication skills to a professional level.
Part of your academic journey could include some real-world experience. Students of our legal studies bachelor’s degree program often have the opportunity to put their new skills to the test with hands-on internships in local courts, law firms, legal clinics, and other legal settings.
What can you do with a bachelors in Legal Studies degree?
Your B.S. in Legal Studies program covers a wide range of courses in business law, litigation, e-commerce, e-government, and more. Upon completion, you’ll have a fundamental understanding of how you fit into the team concept for the delivery of legal services. You’ll build technical skills to better use the technology tools required in the delivery of legal services. And you’ll hone your ethical awareness and integrity in the context of legal services.
Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge base and practical skills you need to pursue career opportunities as a member of a legal team for a company, practice, or within the court systems. Or you can use this degree as a stepping stone toward an advanced degree in legal studies or the law.
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any legal credential, such as a state law license or a paralegal certification.
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