Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

With a projected growth of up to 17% in the next 7 years*, the legal field offers a plenty of opportunities to motivated individuals who wish to begin a challenging, exciting career path in law. A B.S. in Legal Studies from Post University will prepare you to enter a rewarding position as a paralegal in corporate, private, or government organizations.

 While you learn at Post, you’ll have access to the largest undergraduate Law Library in Connecticut not attached to a Law School. Graduates of the program work in small, medium, and large Law Firms; the Court System; and in Corporate legal departments. 

In our B.S. in Legal Studies program, you’ll: 

  • Learn from experienced attorneys who bring years of experience to the classroom

  • Have the opportunity to take internships that could turn into career paths

  • Have access to both major legal research databases (LEXIS and WESTLAW)

  • Be prepared to pursue a career in the field that requires an undergraduate degree in legal studies, or to pursue an advanced degree in law 

* Job outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Legal/Paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm

Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies Degree provides students with the opportunity to acquire specific legal skills and knowledge in the context of ethical practice. It is a career-focused pathway to a variety of professional careers where undergraduate legal skills and knowledge are required.  

The program includes both traditional skills-based paralegal courses and survey-type legal studies courses. Specific skills that are taught include, but are not limited to, legal research and writing; civil litigation; real estate closings; probate practice; family law & practice; environmental law & practice; intellectual property practice; business organizations & practice; and bankruptcy practice. Survey courses include business law, e-commerce, and, e-government. 

Careers opportunities are available in a large variety of law firms, corporate legal departments, the court system, and government agencies.

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