Students explore the legal, ethical, practical and theoretical
foundations of the law. After completing the Legal Studies program
student should be able to:
- Conduct factual and legal research and write summaries
reporting on his or her findings.
- Understand basic legal principles and locate relevant legal
precedent as a preliminary to the legal advice to be rendered by an
- Organize and manage document reviews, demonstrative exhibits
and perform other trial preparation tasks.
- Draft for review and use by an admitted attorney contracts,
real estate closing documents, pleadings and correspondence.
Students explore the legal, ethical, and constitutional
foundations of the field and learn managerial, organizational,
research and writing skills. Among other things, students learn the
- The American judicial system and its constituent
- Identification of interrelationships among cases, statutes,
regulations and other legal authorities.
- The ability to read, evaluate and analyze sources of law and
apply them to related issues.
- The ability to prepare, read and interpret basic documents used
by the legal profession and government agencies.
Legal assistants and paralegals may not provide
legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by