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Legal Studies On Ground Weekdays

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies or Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies 

Bay Path’s Legal Studies programs prepare graduates for careers in law by providing a strong undergraduate education emphasizing communication, leadership, technology, and ethics.

By challenging students to a rigorous curriculum of theory and practical application, the legal programs prepare them for law or graduate school as well as for professional opportunities in a wide variety of legal settings including:

  • Law firms
  • Legal service agencies
  • Courts
  • Corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • City, state, and federal government agencies and offices

Learning by Discussion With the Harkness Table

You won’t find desks lined in neat rows to face the front of Room 209 in the newly renovated Carr Hall. What you will find is the Harkness Table: a specially-designed large, oval table surrounded by 16 chairs and named after philanthropist Edward Harkness. For John Woodruff, assistant professor of law, the Harkness table melds with his philosophy of discussion-based teaching.

The table has a physical presence that encourages students to become their own and each others’ teachers,” states Professor Woodruff.

In Room 209 students find their voice by developing viewpoints and legal arguments—important first steps in understanding and preparing for the legal profession.

My courses at Bay Path have driven me to think differently and do things I never saw myself doing. I receive helpful and applicable feedback on everything I complete. I feel I will have a competitive edge when I continue on with my education in law school. I was privileged to gain an internship with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Federal Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts. I assisted the attorneys and paralegals with a broad scope of relevant assignments. I had a lot of fun while also learning more than could be absorbed in a classroom." - Angelica, Legal Studies Major