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Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies from Brandman University at over 25 campuses throughout California & Washington or Online.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Legal Studies is designed to provide undergraduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in environments which require an understanding of legal concepts. The curriculum addresses the application of writing, research, analysis, ethics, and communication in a legal setting and includes a focus on American constitutional governance.

The major in Legal Studies offers a general concentration as well as a specific concentration in the Paralegal Profession. This degree provides a strong foundation for students seeking challenging work in diverse legal settings, and for further study in legal and related disciplines. Students completing the BA in Legal Studies with Paralegal Professional Concentration will meet the qualifications required to sit for the Paralegal Core Competencies Exam (NFPA), to sit for the Certified Paralegal Exam (NALA), and to work as a paralegal within the state of California.

Concentrations in Business Law and Paralegal Profession are available.

A degree in legal studies prepares students for law school and for entry-level careers in:

Program availability may vary by campus location.

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Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum is taught by experienced scholar-practitioners, most of whom are experts in their fields. Degree pathways offer multiple emphasis options to allow you to align your learning experience to your professional goals.

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Arts & Sciences programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Brandman's BA in Social Work program has candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).                           

Programs Offered Nationwide.

Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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