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Legal Studies BS

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies degree program at University of Houston-Clear Lake, you will understand the basic legal concepts and practices that underpin the law of torts, family law, probate, criminal law, the law of real property, dispute resolution, and civil litigation. You will also acquire the legal research, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to foster lifelong learning and adaptability for the future study of law. In addition, students will learn about the important roles that the system of trial by jury, the appellate process, and various forms of dispute resolution play in preserving the rule of law in a democratic society. These are emphasized throughout the student's pre-law studies.

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Law School Preparation. For those students interested in attending law school, the degree provides a basic foundation in legal concepts, legal terminology and case brief analysis that will assist a first year law student with their transition into the study of law at the graduate level.

Para-legal Professional Advancement. For the current para-legal professional, the completion of a bachelor's degree enhances their chances for professional advancement in those law firms that require their support staff to attain a college education.

Providing Real-World Business Experience.

Our law faculty are all licensed attorneys in Texas. They bring more than 150 years of combined legal experience to the classroom. Many remain professionally active within the legal community. None of our law classes are taught by non-lawyers.


Dr. James Benson,
PhD, Sam Houston State University
JD, University of Houston Law Center

Johnathan Everhart,
JD, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
MBA, San Angelo State University

Vanessa Johnson,
JD, University of Houston Law Center
LLM, University of Houston Law Center
MBA, New York University

Dr. Mark Sherman,
PhD, University of New South Wales
LLM, LLM, London School of Economics
LLB, University of Warwick

Dr. Alix Valenti,
PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
LLM, New York University School of Law
JD, St. John’s University School of Law
MBA, University of Houston

Russ Jones,
JD, University of Houston Law Center

Win Weber,
JD, South Texas College of Law

Bryan Wilcox,
JD, South Texas College of Law

Degree Documents

Last updated: 03/02/2017 UTC
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