Program Overview

The Legal Studies specialization is designed to provide a broad background in Fundamental legal studies related to work in law firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, governmental agencies or related entities. Students who successfully complete the Legal Studies specialization will:

  • possess a foundation in the theory and practice relevant to Legal Studies
  • possess related knowledge, skill and abilities that are associated with success in the profession

Legal Studies Specialization - 24 Credits

Required Courses: (15 Credits)

Students should plan their programs with advisor assistance so that courses can be completed in the sequence which follows.

  • PLA 301 - Law and the Legal System*
  • PLA 310 - Legal Research
  • PLA 315 - Legal Writing
  • PLA 320 - Civil Litigation
  • PLA 430 - Criminal Law Practice

Specialization Electives (9 Credits)

These can be taken in any sequence or combination.

  • PLA 300 - Special Topics
  • PLA 330 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • PLA 335 - Employment Law
  • PLA 339 - Health Law
  • PLA 343 - Business Organizations
  • PLA 350 - Real Estate Law
  • PLA 405 - Administrative Law and Process
  • PLA 440 - Contracts
  • PLA 452 - Environmental Law
  • PLA 460 - Probate Proceedings
  • PLA 470 - Immigration Law
  • PLA 480 - Bankruptcy
  • PLA 483 - Family Law