Keiser University

Legal Studies, BA

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.

Program Objectives

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

None.

Program Outline

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 Procedures 3.0 credit hours
Business Organizations 3.0 credit hours
Bankruptcy Law 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
Intellectual Property 3.0 credit hours
Administrative Law 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

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )

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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
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