Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies or Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
Bay Path University's legal programs 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 high quality of the legal program. Faculty know from experience how much their students rely upon materials and skills learned in class when they enter the workforce or pursue graduate study.
As integral members of the legal community, Bay Path instructors know well how valuable a high-quality, practical legal education is to law firms, corporations, government agencies, and other entities that employ paralegals. The quality of the curriculum and instruction in the legal department reflect the faculty’s commitment to their students’ success and solid preparation for employment or graduate study.
Legal Studies programs combine a broad liberal arts knowledge base with a solid foundation of legal theory and practical application that incorporates critical thinking, communications, ethics, and interpersonal skills. The goals of the program are to:
Educate students in the theory and philosophy of law and the principles of ethics that are part of the legal field
Build research and investigative skills, including online research knowledge
Instill a code of behavior and appreciation of the standards of the profession
Learn practical applications of legal theory and prepare for a career in law or law-related fields
Develop strong written and oral communication and advocacy skills
3+3 Program Agreement Between Bay Path University & Western New England University School of Law:
Students interested in pursuing law school after graduation can apply to the unique 3+3 Program, a partnership between Bay Path University and Western New England University School of Law. This program offers students the opportunity to move on to law school at Western New England University immediately after graduation. To be eligible, students must attend Bay Path for at least 30 credit hours of undergraduate study.
PLEASE NOTE: A PARALEGAL MAY WORK ONLY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN ATTORNEY AND IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW. THE ABA DEFINES A PARALEGAL OR LEGAL ASSISTANT AS "A PERSON, QUALIFIED BY EDUCATION, TRAINING OR WORK EXPERIENCE WHO IS EMPLOYED OR RETAINED BY A LAWYER, LAW OFFICE, CORPORATION, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR OTHER ENTITY AND WHO PERFORMS SPECIFICALLY DELEGATED SUBSTANTIVE LEGAL WORK FOR WHICH A LAWYER IS RESPONSIBLE.