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Legal Studies
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • Fisher family:1

Legal Studies

Hundreds of practicing attorneys and sitting judges began their education at Fisher. Your journey to joining them starts by enrolling in Fisher's legal studies program.

The legal studies major is the academic component of the pre-law experience at Fisher. Through this program, you'll gain substantive knowledge about the law within the context of society, politics, and the humanities.

Fisher's 3+3 Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) lets you earn a law degree in six years, while minimizing the cost of your education.

Program Overview

Courses within the curriculum emphasize analytical thought and clear, effective communication skills that are vitally necessary if you are to succeed in the legal field.

As a legal studies major, you are required to complete 36 credit hours of study, which boils down to eight required courses and four electives within the discipline. The program culminates in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Life After Fisher

The legal studies program gives you a decided advantage is you are seriously considering attending law school or graduate school after completing your undergraduate degree. The program also provides a solid base for careers that require basic knowledge of law and legal systems, including:

  • Paralegal
  • Lobbyist
  • Union organizer
  • Government service worker

I have learned a lot about professionalism, leadership, and resilience at Fisher, and I have been able to prepare for law school more than I have ever imagined. ”

Katie Smith
  • Katie Smith '20
  • Western New England School of Law Springfield, Massachusetts