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Prepare for a career in the legal profession by developing important verbal and analytical skills and expanding your ability for critical thinking. The Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies provides you with a solid foundation in legal studies and concepts needed to seek entry into law school. If you’re uncertain if law school is the next step, this program will not only help you decide, but will also provide you with a basic understanding of the complex legal issues you will face if you choose to pursue a career in business or government.
In the pre-law degree program, you’ll master strong written, oral communication, and presentation skills used in law, and learn techniques for effective planning in preparation for the negotiation process. You’ll also learn to develop strong, comprehensive, and concise legal arguments.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop legal and critical-thinking skills in judicial issues.
- Describe, analyze, and anticipate legal issues in a business environment.
- Analyze contemporary legal issues in the state, federal, and administrative law forums.
- Analyze issues by application of relevant rules of law, ethical standards, and social mores.
- Develop concise legal arguments.
- Describe need for effective planning in preparation for the negotiation process.
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