The bachelor of arts
degree in Legal Studies will equip you with the appropriate applied and theoretical
knowledge of law to successfully assist lawyers in providing legal services to
clients. A minor in legal studies is also available.
Students who earn a
degree from our program are prepared to immediately enter the work force upon
graduation. Our graduates pursue careers in:
- Law offices
- Government (local,
state and federal)
(hospitals, insurance companies, corporate risk assessment departments and
trust and collection departments of banks and businesses)
Earning your degree
in legal studies will also prepare you for entrance into graduate and law
schools. We offer pre-law
advising to help you prepare successful
law school applications.
- Legal Studies
students at MSU’s have an average acceptance rate of 76 to 79% for law
school. The national average acceptance
rate is between 67- 69%.
Preparing You for Success
All legal studies
professors at MSU are licensed practicing attorneys who have supervised
paralegals in their law practices.
Attorney-professors are accessible inside and outside the classroom and
will ensure you have face-to-face opportunities to work with actual clients.
Get to know your
future professors by viewing their faculty profiles.
Our program was ranked 9th by TheBestSchools.org in their article, "The 25 Best Bachelor in Legal Studies Degree Programs." TheBestSchools.org selected our program based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths and reputation. Read more.
You will gain hands
on experience and contribute to a variety of community projects including
staffing pro se divorce clinics, wills clinics, prescription drug program
enrollment for seniors and working with elementary, middle, and high school students
to conduct mock trials. You will also have the opportunity to work with law
offices, judges, public defenders, county attorneys and non-profit legal
services offices as part of our internship program.
You will also have opportunities to network with
career professionals through your involvement in student organizations like Alpha Lambda Pi.
Come Visit Us
Schedule a campus visit and apply to MSU today.
Learn more about
our legal studies program