Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies trains students for careers in law and law-related fields ( business, government and criminal justice ), as well as preparing students to pursue a law degree. Students learn the necessary information and skills for successful integration into a law office atmosphere. They also learn the ways in which the law impacts most professional fields.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:
- To develop students’ written and verbal competencies.
- To promote critical thinking by instruction students in analytical and technical skills.
- To provide students with a sound understanding of the law in the United States.
- To prepare graduates to work as legal assistants in law-related fields and to enter law school.
Prerequisites for Major Courses
To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Lower Division Legal Studies Major Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )|
|Legal Research & Writing I||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Contracts||3.0 credit hours|
|Wills, Trusts & Estates||3.0 credit hours|
|Civil Litigation||3.0 credit hours|
|Torts||3.0 credit hours|
|Real Property||3.0 credit hours|
|Family Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Legal Studies Major Courses ( 48.0 credit hours )|
|Legal Drafting||3.0 credit hours|
|Legal Research & Writing II||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Procedure||3.0 credit hours|
|Business Organizations||3.0 credit hours|
|Worker’s Compensation||3.0 credit hours|
|Income Tax||3.0 credit hours|
|Ethics||3.0 credit hours|
|Legal Interviewing & Investigation||3.0 credit hours|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||3.0 credit hours|
|Evidence||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Civil Litigation||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Torts||3.0 credit hours|
|Law Office Technology||3.0 credit hours|
|Immigration Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Constitutional Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Legal Studies Capstone Project||3.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
|Upper Division General Education Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )|
|Management Information Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Workforce Diversity||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|