Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies prepares you with marketable skills for the fast-paced life of a legal professional in a law firm, corporate law department, financial institution, government agency or court. Often, graduates are able to work in a legal department gaining valuable experience, and pursue law school at their own pace.
The coursework provides a knowledge base with a solid foundation in legal theory and practical application that incorporates critical thinking, communications, ethics, and interpersonal skills. In addition, there is an emphasis in the program to instill a code of behavior and appreciation of the standards of the profession.
Whether you anticipate a career as a paralegal or intend to work as a paralegal while attending law school, an internship (120 to 240 hours) is recommended. This experience allows you the opportunity to practice the skills learned in the classroom and to work in a legal setting to enhance your career potential.
Bay Path is also one of a limited number of colleges in the country that also grants the Certificate of Advanced Paralegal Studies with this degree program.
What makes Bay Path a leader in the field of legal studies?
All the legal programs offered by the department are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and are designed to prepare graduates for careers in law or law related fields. Our faculty is comprised of experienced legal practitioners who work to ensure the quality of the legal program because they know their students will rely upon the material and skills learned in class when they enter the work-force or graduate study. As members of the legal community, our instructors all appreciate the importance of a high-quality, practical legal education to the many law firms, corporations, government agencies, and other entities that utilize the skills of paralegals. The quality of the curriculum and instruction in the department reflect the legal faculty’s commitment to their students’ success and to ensuring they are prepared for employment or graduate study.