Legal Studies

Are you the captain of the debate team? Love winning an argument? Legal studies could be a great major for you. Legal studies not only involves the general study of law, it studies the Constitution, legal history, child law and even politics.

Many legal studies majors put themselves on a path to be an attorney, which requires an advanced degree and a successful grade on their state bar exam. Other students go on to become paralegals and professors.

There are dozens of areas of study involving law: business law involves corporations, international law can involve business dealings abroad, marital law covers divorce and spousal support and environmental law argues for or against entities that affect our planet. Other students become criminal lawyers and defend those facing our court system. Law is a challenging but incredibly rewarding career as advancement options and even salary can be unlimited.

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Matching Legal Studies Colleges

University of California-Berkeley

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Four or more years; Private for profit; $13,356 average out-state tuition; $13,356 average in-state tuition

American Public University System

Four or more years; Private for profit; $6,480 average out-state tuition; $6,480 average in-state tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

Four or more years; Public; $26,684 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition

University of Pennsylvania

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,416 average out-state tuition; $47,416 average in-state tuition

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Four or more years; Public; $13,920 average out-state tuition; $6,530 average in-state tuition

University of California-Santa Cruz

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Legal Studies Majors

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Academic Excellence Scholarship

Michigan State University - College of Law

Up to $25,000 Varies See Details
 

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Michigan State University - College of Law

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Alumni Merit Scholarship

Michigan State University - College of Law

Up to $17,500 Varies See Details
 

Alumni Merit Scholarship

Michigan State University - College of Law

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Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

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$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

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$5,000

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Taft, Stettinius & Hollister Founders Scholarship

University of Cincinnati College of Law

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Taft, Stettinius & Hollister Founders Scholarship

University of Cincinnati College of Law

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$2,500

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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Karlin Law Scholarship

University of Kansas School of Law

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Karlin Law Scholarship

University of Kansas School of Law

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$2,000

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Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

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$2,000

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Visionary Scholarship

Howell & Christmas, LLC

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Visionary Scholarship

Howell & Christmas, LLC

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$1,000

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Frank P. Fitzgerald, P.C. Scholarship

Western New England University

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Frank P. Fitzgerald, P.C. Scholarship

Western New England University

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$1,000

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Joseph S. Dawson-Klaus M. Herrmann Scholarship

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

$1,000 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

Joseph S. Dawson-Klaus M. Herrmann Scholarship

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

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$1,000

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February 01, 2022
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