People Will Always Need You

You will study and develop your skills to work in a legal environment upon graduation or be ready to enter law school to earn a JD degree. In our hands-on courses, you will practice legal writing, negotiating, mediation, and courtroom skills. You will have the opportunity to work in a legal setting before graduation through our internship program.

The C-SC Difference

Our unique courtroom/classroom/legal library and adjoining research lab provide you with a self-contained facility to develop and practice your skills. Our students consistently win top attorney and top witness awards at National Mock Trial Competitions. Additionally, our Mediation Teams consistently place in the top 10 percent at National Mediation Tournaments. Finally, we have a 3+3 agreement with the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law that enables students to complete both their undergraduate degree and their law degree in just six years, rather than the normal seven-year plan.

The legal studies program provided me with an educational foundation that enabled me to be successful in law school and beyond. Additionally, the program gave me the opportunity to form lasting relationships with my fellow legal studies students, many of whom also became attorneys.

– Dana Kramer ’17

Dana is a 2020 graduate from the University of Missouri Law School

What can I do with a Legal Studies Degree?

Be prepared for law school
Paralegal in a law firm or corporation
Paralegal for a prosecutor or public defender
Social work
Politics or governmental work
Fraud examiner
Human Resources
Banking positions

90% of our students

who take the LSAT are accepted and attend law school.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Explore comparative legal systems through our international travel courses
    • Join the Legal Studies Student Association
    • Watch the Missouri Supreme Court as they hear oral arguments
    • Visit the state capitol
    • Tour both federal and state courts
    • Visit area law schools and law libraries
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and Professional Internships
    • Mock Trial Team
    • Mediation Team
    • Westlaw Legal Research
    • Legal Document Drafting

Information About Our Minors

Our legal studies minor is often taken by Business, Criminal Justice and Psychology majors.