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Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

A nod from the American Bar Association, celebrity professors, nearly perfect job placement rate and more. Here’s why you should choose Ursuline’s Legal Studies program.

Ursuline’s Legal Studies program is the only BA degree program in the Greater Cleveland area that is approved by the American Bar Association. When you earn your BA in Legal Studies you’ll be able to enter the workforce right away as a paralegal or continue onto law school to become an attorney. As a bonus, you’ll take some of your classes with legal-field rockstar Avery Friedman – a CNN legal correspondent and constitutional law expert.

The outcomes you can expect when you pursue Legal Studies at Ursuline include:

  • Personal development and the cultivation of academic abilities.
  • A developed understanding of state and federal law, professional responsibility, ethics, legal technology, legal research, oral and written communication, and more.
  • Critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, and analytical skills.

A nod from the American Bar Association, celebrity professors, nearly perfect job placement rate and more. Here’s why you should choose Ursuline’s Legal Studies program.

Ursuline’s Legal Studies program is the only BA degree program in the Greater Cleveland area that is approved by the American Bar Association. When you earn your BA in Legal Studies you’ll be able to enter the workforce right away as a paralegal or continue onto law school to become an attorney. As a bonus, you’ll take some of your classes with legal-field rockstar Avery Friedman – a CNN legal correspondent and constitutional law expert.

The outcomes you can expect when you pursue Legal Studies at Ursuline include:

  • Personal development and the cultivation of academic abilities.
  • A developed understanding of state and federal law, professional responsibility, ethics, legal technology, legal research, oral and written communication, and more.
  • Critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, and analytical skills.

Increased litigation and the demand for accessible, specialized legal services have made the paralegal profession one of the fastest growing careers. Paralegals handle many duties that attorneys once handled: drafting documents, communicating with clients, corresponding with opposing counsel, managing investigations, and more.

As a paralegal, you won’t be able to give legal advice, but you will have the chance to rise into management positions, free-lance, and do meaningful work in a variety of industries. Paralegals can be employed in various law office practice areas, insurance companies, hospitals, banks, title firms, and governmental agencies.

Nearly all graduates of Ursuline’s legal studies program are working in the legal field, and many have been promoted to positions of greater authority. Many others have continued to law school and are employed as successful attorneys and judges.

You’ll take the following classes, in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies:

  • Legal Studies 101 – Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Legal Studies 110 – Legal Ethics
  • Legal Studies 115 – Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Studies 118 – Computerized Legal Research
  • Legal Studies 150 – Civil Procedure
  • Legal Studies 210 – Evidence and Discovery
  • Legal Studies 250 – Contract Law
  • Legal Studies 360 – Microcomputer Applications in Law
  • Legal Studies 380 – Business Organizations
  • Legal Studies 480 – Advanced Legal Technology
  • Legal Studies 450 – Paralegal Professional Seminar
  • One of the following: Legal Studies 310 – Constitutional Law, Legal Studies 315 – Civil Rights Law, or Legal Studies 350 – Criminal Law
  • Four of the following: Legal Studies 120 – Personal Injury Law, Legal Studies 200 – Real Property, Legal Studies 230 – Probate Law, Legal Studies 325 – Law on Film, Legal Studies 370 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Legal Studies 390 – Intellectual Property, Legal Studies 400 – Juvenile Law, Legal Studies 410 – Family Law, Legal Studies 420 – Community and Residential Property, Legal Studies 430 – Medical-Legal Research and Issues, Legal Studies 460 – Immigration Law, Legal Studies 470 – Corporate Legal Department, or Legal Studies 490 – Insurance

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Anne Murphy Brown, JD. Director of Legal Studies

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