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Bachelor of Legal Studies | Dr. April Vance, Department Chair, Legal Studies

Bachelor of Legal Studies | Dr. April Vance, Department Chair, Legal Studies

"Dr. April Vance highlights a few key elements of the Bachelor of Legal Studies, and explains what sets the program apart at South University."

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My name is April Vance, I am the interim department chair for legal studies where students are actively engaged in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Bachelor of Legal Studies program really is designed for the student who wants to be a paralegal in a law firm, any legal setting. So, what does it offer? The exciting study of law, everything that the law entails. We have a really good program for students. In a typical class a student will work in theory and in application. So, we are going to give you the book knowledge that you need, we are going to teach you the theory and the law, you do need to know the legal jargon. How do refer to items? When we are talking legal speak, you need to be able to know exactly what that is. Additionally, we teach you applications. Students are going to be actively engaged in filling out forms, drafting memorandum. But what you do find here at South University is a teacher that's willing, ready, and able to assist you. A teacher that is well versed in their particular area of the law and that when you come ready and willing to learn, that we're here to get you on to your goal of becoming an active paralegal.

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Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

South University’s criminal justice and legal studies programs represent two sides of our legal system, and depending on your interests, both can provide the foundation for starting, or expanding, your career.

Working in law enforcement or criminal justice starts with one thing: the will to serve. For the responsible, dedicated citizens who are committed to keeping your communities safe and who have a strong interest in the criminal justice system, we provide a broad-based education that will prove to be the foundation of a solid career in law enforcement, correction, politics, or legal fields.

A career in law is also a fulfilling and rewarding one, and in today’s competitive climate, it’s important to get the relevant education that will help you stand out in a crowd of graduates. South University delivers qualified, hardworking, competent candidates that employers seek. If you’re interested in investigating cases, researching the law, and preparing legal documents, let us help prepare you for a fulfilling career with our legal and paralegal programs.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/areas-of-study/criminal-justice-and-legal-studies

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