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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

Semester Course # Course Name Credit Hours Prereq. Core/ Major General Education Required Elective
1 ORT100 Orientation 0 0 0 0
LGS100 Introduction to Legal Profession 3 3 0 0
LGS107 Contracts 3 3 0 0
LGS110 Litigation and Trial Practice I 3 3 0 0
ENG160 English Composition I 3 0 3 0
CMP101 Introduction to Computers 3 0 3 0
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 6 0
2 LGS103 Criminal Law 3 3 0 0
LGS108 Legal Research 3 3 0 0
COM202 Effective Prof. Communications 3 0 3 0
MAT130 Concepts of Fundamental Math 3 0 3 0
LGS Elective 3 3 0 0
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 6 0
3 LGS204 Real Property 3 3 0 0
LGS206 Business Organizations 3 3 0 0
LGS208 Legal Analysis and Writing 3 3 0 0
SBS105 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3 0
LGS Elective 3 3 0 0
Semester Credit Hours 15 12 3 0
4 LGS200 Administrative Law 3 3 0 0
LGS210 Litigation and Trial Practice II 3 LGS110 3 0 0
HUM155 American History I 3 0 3 0
LGS Elective 3 3 0 0
Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 3 3
Total for Semesters 1-4 60 39 18 3
5 LGS303 Ethics for the Legal Professional 3 3 0 0
CJS205 Constitutional Law I 3 3 0 0
ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 0 3 0
LGS Elective 3 3 0 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 3 3
6 LGS301 Torts I 3 3 0 0
COM275 Speech Communication 3 0 3 0
Gen Ed Elective 3 0 3 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 3 6 6
7 LGS401 Torts II 3 LGS301 3 0 0
LGS404 Laws of Criminal Evidence 3 3 0 0
SBS210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 6 3 6
8 LGS402 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3 3 0 0
LGS499 Capstone 3 Complete All 3 0 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 6 0 9
Total for Semesters 1-4 60 39 18 3
Total for Semesters 5-8 60 24 12 24
Total for Semesters 1-8 120 63 30 27

 

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