Bachelor of Law Degree

For those students who wish to practice law, earning a Bachelors of Law Degree, or Legal Studies, can prove invaluable to their career. Courses promote skills and knowledge needed for the many demands of our complex legal system, including analysis and critical thinking, as well as strong communication skills, and research.

Choosing a school will likely be one of the first considerations a law student will encounter. Not every school offers a Bachelor’s Degree. Those that do will have a variety of other factors that will bear on a student’s choice of colleges. Some of these include cost, length of program, reputation, and ease of entrance. The student who sets their career sights on law, desiring to become an attorney, either for a public or private organization, will also need to pass a state bar exam as well as other state requirements. The school a student chooses should prepare them for this step in the process. A student’s counselor can assist with the student’s goals, pointing them in the proper direction.

The time that it takes to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Law will vary from student to student. These days many students who enter law school are older adult students. In fact, one major law school in the United States has a graduating class with an average age of twenty-four. Older students entering law is not uncommon. Because of this, the older student may also be employed full or part-time, and perhaps married, and/or have a family. These factors will all play into how long it will take to finish your degree program.

The law student’s classes in a brick-and-mortar college will often consist of learning in a traditional educational setting. Other colleges may offer distance learning, off-campus sites, or online classes, or some combination of all these. Most schools, regardless of type, require some form of practical experience in the way of volunteer work, internships, or actual job experience. Some schools may give students credit for participating in research programs or research groups. They may also give credit for participation in journals, lectures, conferences, and special events.

Coursework for the law student will cover a wide range of topics allowing the student to learn skills, such as strong analytical and critical thinking, communication, understanding procedural law, legal research, and legal ethics. Some of the possible classes will cover topics such as:

  • Legal Administration
  • Supreme Court Advocacy
  • Children and Youth Advocacy
  • Election Law
  • Law and Immigrations
  • Corporate Law and Finance
  • Behavior and Institutional Economics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Litigation Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Study of Contracts

Prior to making a final decision, a student should meet with a counselor in order to maximize the time, and money they will invest in college. A good counselor will be able to lay out an education track that will help the law student make the most of their experience, allowing them to enter the workforce in a timely manner. One other thing that would help the future law student is talking to other students who have already completed school. They can offer advice on things that they felt were beneficial to them, as well as advising the student on things to avoid when getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

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