Gain a Solid Foundation in Legal Principles and Practice
with a Legal Studies Degree from Gannon University
Gannon University’s legal studies program prepares you to enter the legal field equipped with the knowledge, skills and competency to become a valued and respected member of the legal profession. Leverage your success through options to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree, two-year associate’s degree, or certificate option, based on your identified professional needs. Enter a field where impactful opportunities abound in many areas of law
- Experience internship opportunities with banks, corporations, courts, insurance companies, law firms or others located near campus.
- Accelerate your education through a
Legal Studies 3+3 program option with
Duquesne University Law School.
- Engage in interesting coursework that leads to a variety of careers in legal and related disciplines.
Learn to Lead the Way in Legal Studies
- Build a strong foundation of specialty legal courses
that provide practical and highly sought-after skills
in interviewing, investigation, legal research and
preparation of legal documents.
- Choose from a variety of core and elective courses to
suit your life and career goals.
- Learn to perform specifically delegated and substantive
legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment
- Work with the Erie County Bar Association to help Erie residents with non-violent criminal records move forward in their lives.
- Participate as a member of the Legal Studies Club
in mock trials and the Wills for Heroes project in
conjunction with the Erie County Bar Association.
- Pursue upper-level specialty classes in bankruptcy,
business organizations, constitutional law, immigration,
juvenile justice, mental health, and wills and estates.
Inspire Your Academic Success
Gain real-world knowledge through key legal studies courses
Legal Research and Writing II: Learn the fundamental
principles of case analysis and the preparation of case briefs
and legal memorandums.
Public Records Research and Title Abstracts: Study the
theory and practice of completing courthouse civil and criminal
records, research and real estate title abstracts.
Mock Trial: Learn the fundamentals of evidence law and employ legal reasoning and argument in the context of hands-on trial advocacy.
Achieve the Possibilities
Our legal studies program is designed for your success. Through
curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities,
- Develop the foundations necessary to gain acceptance into
law schools including the University of West Virginia School
of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Duquesne
University School of Law, and more.
- Master critical thinking and analytical skills, which
are necessary for an array of careers with insurance
companies, law firms, private investigator offices, district
attorneys, banks, hospital administration and more.
- Earn an average annual wage of $122,960 for lawyers,
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.