Legal Studies Major

Legal Studies

Discover your place in the world of law as a Legal Studies major at Champlain College. Become an indispensable member of the legal team as you learn to master the skills required of today's professionals, from interviewing clients and researching law to preparing life-altering documents and supporting trials. You will be exposed to the most cutting-edge civil and criminal issues on both a local and global scale.

By the time you graduate from Champlain's Bachelor of Science program in Legal Studies, you'll have analytical and practical skills, along with specialized skills, in subjects like:

  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Ethics

You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to make you vital to the success of attorneys and other legal professionals, engineering firms, developers, government agencies, health care organizations, banks and real estate firms, among others.

If becoming an attorney is your ultimate goal, the Legal Studies program will give you experience and education credentials to make you a highly desirable candidate for any law school you want to attend. Through a partnership with New York Law School, highly qualified Legal Studies students, upon recommendation from the program director, may be admitted on merit scholarship to either the Two-Year Honors Juris Doctor Program or the traditional Three-Year Juris Doctor Program, with guaranteed placement in housing provided by New York Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to continue their career-focused education at a prestigious, career-centered law school. Or you may decide to pursue a Master of Science degree in Champlain's programs in Law or Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies.

Blend Classroom Theory with Practical Experience