Legal Studies (Pre-Law and Paralegal)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Government (Legal Studies Track)
The Legal Studies Program is designed not only to meet the needs of students who plan to go to law school, but also to train students to become paralegals in the legal, government and business communities. Graduates of the program frequently boast of how well-prepared they were for the rigors of law school, while their classmates who majored in business, English and science — three popular majors for law school attendees — struggled to grasp what their professors were expecting of them.
Like other programs at Evangel University, the Legal Studies Program is committed to excellence. In an age when law schools are flooded with applicants, students must distinguish themselves from others through their undergraduate degrees. A distinctly Christian undergraduate education from Evangel University can assist you in making that difference.
The Legal Studies Program is popular with students and law schools alike because of the practical training students receive to excel in law school upon graduation. Dr. Bryan Sanders, department chair and pre-law advisor, goes beyond the classroom by pushing for relevant experience. For example, Evangel’s legal research courses feature training on WESTLAW, the premier computer-assisted legal research database system from West Publishing Company. Evangel’s pre-law program is distinctive because the professors have not only their Juris Doctorate degrees, but also actively practice law, offering real-life experience to the classroom setting.
Evangel pre-law students also have exclusive scholarship opportunities due to the program’s reputation with certain law schools. Regent University School of Law offers a special scholarship exclusively for Evangel pre-law graduates and frequently gives full academic scholarships to Evangel pre-law graduates.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to American law||Study of the origins, nature, functions, and limits of the American legal and judicial systems.|
|Introduction to Deductive Logic||Systematic study of the principles of correct thinking, focusing on deductive reasoning. Attention to symbolic logic, proofs of validity, and beginning predicate logic.|
|Washington Studies (includes trip to D.C.)||Students gain practical experience in politics by working in congressional and other governmental offices in the nation's capital.|
|International Law||The nature and development of the international legal system which defines the right and practices of nation states as well as the judicial settlement of international disputes.|
|Legal Research and Writing||Introduction to performing legal analyses, drafting various legal documents, and using computer databases in the process of legal research.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
- Corporate Attorney
- FBI or Secret Service Agent
- Judicial Official
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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