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Online Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

Program Description:

 

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system.  The program covers major topics in legal studies in core courses, after which students can then focus on specific areas of interests through electives. For students who wish to become paralegals at law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, or to proceed further to legal graduate study, this program will provide a foundation for career and academic advancement.

 

Program Objectives

 

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

 

  1. Communicate effectively and apply concepts from a wide variety of legal disciplines, as well as other disciplines such as business, sociology, and communications, to their assigned tasks in a law-related environment.
  2. Perform legal research and writing tasks using online and in-person library resources for a wide variety of legal problems.
  3. Edit and refine previously prepared legal documents to accommodate changes in circumstances and changes in law.
  4. Prepare and write legal memoranda, motions, and other court documents for review by an attorney.
  5. Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising attorneys.

 

Apply now or contact Admissions at 213-252-5100 or admissions@alu.edu.

Program Plan for Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationRequired Elective
1ORT100Orientation0000
LGS100Introduction to Legal Profession3300
LGS107Contracts3300
LGS110Litigation and Trial Practice I3300
ENG160English Composition I3030
CMP101Introduction to Computers3030
Semester Credit Hours15960
2LGS103Criminal Law3300
LGS108Legal Research3300
COM202Effective Prof. Communications3030
MAT130Concepts of Fundamental Math3030
LGSElective3300
Semester Credit Hours15960
3LGS204Real Property3300
LGS206Business Organizations3300
LGS208Legal Analysis and Writing3300
SBS105Introduction to Psychology3030
LGSElective3300
Semester Credit Hours151230
4LGS200Administrative Law3300
LGS210Litigation and Trial Practice II3LGS110300
HUM155American History I3030
LGSElective3300
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
Total for Semesters 1-46039183
5LGS303Ethics for the Legal Professional3300
CJS205Constitutional Law I3300
ENG170English Composition II3ENG160030
LGSElective3300
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
6LGS301Torts I3300
COM275Speech Communication3030
Gen EdElective3030
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15366
7LGS401Torts II3LGS301300
LGS404Laws of Criminal Evidence3300
SBS210Introduction to Sociology3030
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15636
8LGS402Alternative Dispute Resolution3300
LGS499Capstone3Complete All300
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15609
Total for Semesters 1-46039183
Total for Semesters 5-860241224
Total for Semesters 1-8120633027

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