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"Dr. April Vance highlights a few key elements of the Bachelor of Legal Studies, and explains what sets the program apart at South University."
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.
Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.
Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.
A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.
All students enrolling in the partially online program offered through the Savannah campus must document that at least four legal specialty courses comprising at least 16 credit hours of credit were completed in a traditional classroom format.
*The program requires thatbe completed in a traditional classroom format. The student can complete any other three (3) legal specialty courses In a traditional classroom format with the approval of the Program Director in consultation with the Registrar. The courses completed on ground in a traditional classroom format must be comparable to the legal specialty courses offered at South University.
Students in South University, Savannah's partially online Legal Studies Program should contact their academic counselor for information on completing these requirements.
South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.