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TWU's Legal Studies program has prepared Brandon well for law school

A legal studies concentration in government and a legal studies certificate program are available for non-majors who may already have bachelor's degrees but who are transitioning to the legal assistant profession or preparing for law school. The certificate program requires 18 hours of undergraduate coursework.

Course Offerings

Diverse course offerings in law give students in government and in the legal studies certificate program both breadth and depth in legal studies. 

Students pursuing careers as legal assistants may focus on practical and applied law courses, such as:

  • civil trial practice and litigation
  • family law
  • criminal law
  • legal research
  • alternative dispute resolution

Students preparing for law school may focus on courses in such areas as:

  • constitutional law
  • legal environment
  • environmental law

Practical Experience

Students may gain practical experience in law through participation in moot court and mock trial courses.

 Denna Wylie, Ebonie Tave, Merari Lopez-Ramos and Ileana Rojas practice for Moot Court competition
Students in the course Moot Court prepare for competitions with other universities.  Here Denna Wylie, Ebonie Tave, Merari Lopez-Ramos and Ileana Rojas practice for competition during the Spring 2011 semester.

 

 

Recommended Courses for Work as a Paralegal

  • GOV 3123, Legal Research
  • GOV 4203, Civil Litigation and Trial Practice
  • GOV 4433, Family Law
  • GOV 4603 or 4606, Legal Studies (Paralegal) Internship

Recommended Courses for Students Preparing for Law School

  • GOV 3133, Legal Research II (Legal Analysis and Writing)
  • GOV 4073, Constitutional Law: Government Structure
  • GOV 4603 or 4606, Legal Studies Internship

Recommended Electives for Critical Analysis, Research, & Writing Abilities Vital to Success in Law School

  • HIST 3213, History of Law and Justice
  • HIST 3433, History of England to 1714
  • GOV 3723, Modern Political Thought
  • GOV 4833, Introduction to Political Science
  • ENG 3203, Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • PHIL 2033, Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 3053, Ethics
  • BUS 3163, Business Communications
  • BUS 3293, Business and Legal Ethics

Advising

Personal advising is available to create a custom a program matching the interests and ambitions of each student. Dr. Jeff Robb, jrobb@twu.edu, provides comprehensive pre-law advising to TWU students and alumni. He regularly attends national and regional pre-law conferences and serves as Past President of the Southwestern Association of Pre-Law Advisors.

Contact

For additional program information, contact Dr. Jeff Robb at jrobb@twu.edu

page last updated 4/15/2014 8:33 PM