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Our legal studies major provides a cosmopolitan, liberal arts background focused on critical thinking, logical argumentation, the interpretation of complex issues and the fundamental principles that animate the life of a democratic society.

Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies and then go on to pursue law school or a career as a legal assistant or law enforcement agent.

Meet Legal Studies Student Alexis Sherman:

Pictured is a Point Park undergraduate student at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the legal studies major. Courses include:

  • Law and Society
  • Trial Law and Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Labor Management Relations in Government

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom

Learn from judges, attorneys and government officials and walk to the courthouse to observe civil and criminal proceedings in progress.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Professor Nathan Firestone, J.D.
  • Vice chair, PA Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and Special Court Judges Association
  • Has taught at Point Park for more than 45 years

Career Options

With a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies, you can pursue graduate school or a variety of career opportunities, such as:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Law enforcement agent
  • Law clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Program Director
  • Politician

Student Profiles

Learn about internships our students have completed and where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is legal studies major Alexis Sherman. | Photo by Jakob Como
"We are right down the street from the Allegheny Country Courthouse, so I have the opportunity to walk in and sit in on trials all the time."
Pictured is legal studies major Amedea Baldoni. | Photo by Sydney Patton
"Having the city as my campus brings so many opportunities for internships and networking that I know I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else."