This legal studies program is created to provide students with a thorough understanding of the legal environment in which persons, firms, and the judiciary operate. This major is ideal for professionals such as managers, teachers, government employees, and legal assistants who need supplemental legal knowledge to function more effectively. Although this program does not prepare students for law practice, it broadens students' academic and professional development through the provision of a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts.
Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 3 Credits except where noted.
Core Courses (36 Credits)
- LST 509 Legal writing
- LST 516 Introduction to Legal System
- LST 524 Administrative Law
- LST 530 Intellectual Property
- LST 551 Legal Environment
- LST 600 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System LST 610 Introduction to Policing LST 615 Tort Law
- LST 617 The Courts Role in the Criminal Justice System
- LST 659 Criminal Investigation Practices and Procedures
- GRES 690 Master's Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines
- Demonstrate the basics of legal reasoning and analysis.
- Thoroughly understand the Code of Professional Responsibility in order to address ethical dilemmas encountered by lawyers and legal assistants.
- Gain the skills and knowledge requisite for comprehension of legal issues working from both theoretical and practical applications.
- Discuss the essential aims of legal researching, legal and logical reasoning.
- Demonstrate legal writing skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply theories in legal research and writing to practical problems faced within the legal environment.
Each course is valued as 3 credits except the thesis valued as 6 credits. Total Credits required for MA in Legal Studies is 36.