B.A. in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration

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Program Description

The Legal Studies concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence degree provides students with a strong foundation in legal reasoning, legal analysis and the historical development of legal principles. Special emphasis is given to the practical application of law in today's workplace through a comprehensive study of a wide range of legal practice areas. Discipline-related electives courses enable students to tailor this program to suit specific career aspirations.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Christina A. Toras

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
LAW 300  The Paralegal Profession 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
LAW 400  Constitutional Law for Paralegals 3
Free Elective 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
LAW 310  Legal Research and Writing 3
Free Electives  6
General Education Courses
6
   
Fourth Semester 15
JUR 300  Classical Jurisprudence 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
JUR 310  Medieval Jurisprudence 3
LAW 320  Litigation and Trial Evidence 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
JUR 320  Anglo-American Jurisprudence
3
LAW 330  Criminal Law for Paralegals 3
LAW 340  Family Law 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
LAW 350  Real Estate Law 3
LAW 360  Law, Business and the Workplace 3
LAW 380  Estates and Trusts 3
Free Electives 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
LAW 370  Administrative Law 3
LAW 410  Law and Ethics 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
Total 120

Program Notes

  • For Free Electives (37-38 credits): LAW electives are recommended below.  
    • LAW 390  Bankruptcy
    • LAW 420  Law and Conflict Resolution
    • LAW 430  Elder Law
    • LAW 440  Immigration Law
    • LAW 450  Labor and Employment Law
    • LAW 460  School Law
  • 42 credits of advanced coursework are required (that is, any 300- or 400-level course or a 200-level course with at least one pre-requisite). 

Note: Transfer students entering this program will have at least 40 semester-credit-hours of college credits; first-year students are also accepted. Students entering with an associate degree will need fewer electives.

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.A. in Jurisprudence to M.S. in Legal Studies) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/jurisprudence/legal-studies/index.aspx