Welcome to the
Legal Studies Program
The Legal Studies Program is much more applied, teaching skills that will be applicable in the law office, such as legal business applications and knowledge of specialty law subjects. Most classes are based on lectures and focused projects. The program studies the connection between law and politics and is a popular avenue to law school.
The Legal Studies Major is "Approved" by the American Bar Association (ABA).
The Legal Studies Program prepares students for a career as a legal assistant in a law firm. In this photo, paralegal Phylus Hartsfield Brown instructs Dr. Jenna Owen's Introduction to Law course on the legal ethics involved in working in a law office. Brown is a 1999 graduate of the ECU Legal Studies Program and for 10 years has worked for Attorney Lori Loman.
|Paralegals and ECU Legal Studies Graduates Laura Buss and Billie Howdeshell-Stark meet with students in Dr. Pamela Jackson's Legal Systems Application class during the Spring of 2011.|
|ECU graduate Justice Rudolph Hargrave delivered the Watkins Lecture on Jan. 25, 2011. Legal Studies students had an opportunity to meet with him and ask him questions during his lecture.|
Dr. Jenna Owens leads a group discussion in her Legal Research and Writing II class. The service learning project for the class included collecting information about high-stakes testing for Oklahoma’s common education students. Reports were presented to Rep. Todd Thomsen for his use in the session.
|Ada Attorney Wes Billingsley is a gifted Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies. He has taught Civil Procedure and Litigation as well as Wills, Estates, Trusts and Probate.|
ECU graduate John Morris Williams is Executive Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He visited Ada and took the time to meet with legal studies students regarding working in the legal profession.