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.
What can I do with a Legal Studies Degree?
90% of our students
Beyond the Classroom
- 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
- 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.