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).
Attorney Leslie Taylor chats with Legal Studies students Lauren Crudup and Logan Harrison. Taylor is an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies program who teaches Native American Law.
Tania Monjaraz is a recent graduate of the Legal Studies Program. While she was a student, she learned many skills as an intern in a local law office. Upon graduation she was hired by another firm as a full time paralegal. The practical skills taught in Legal Studies classes allow students to be employable upon graduation.
ECU graduate Justice Rudolph Hargrave delivered the Watkins Lecture on January 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.