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Legal Studies

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Arts & Humanities

Legal Studies (BS)

Description: The Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies is focused on the individual learning the methodologies, skills and
logic that will enable them to advance in the discipline of law. The Legal Studies Program at Notre Dame
College recognizes that there is a pedagogical component to the program that re-enforces the mission of
Notre Dame College and advances the strengths of a liberal arts education. In addition, the program is
committed to introducing students to multiple disciplinary approaches to the study of law and legal
institutions, as well as conveying important basic knowledge about the core features of the American
legal system.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Adopt an intentional interdisciplinary approach.
  • Convey how law relates to social context.
  • Integrate empirical and humanities-oriented perspectives.
  • Promote engagement with social policy.
  • Identify and evaluate arguments, synthesize ideas, and develop well-substantiated, coherent, and
    concise arguments, whether in oral or written form.
  • Though the development of a historical overview, students will develop insights into how law has
    evolved through time, including the and geographical transformation of legal processes and
  • Experience the law in action through service learning, exposure to legal clinics, Moot Court,
    problem solving, and social policy engagement. Students critique legal and social policy issues.
  • Develop skills necessary to evaluate and/or assess relevant jurisprudential, social science, and
    humanities materials related to law and legal institutions.

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Credentials You Can Count On

Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The Notre Dame College Elementary/Intermediate Classroom Teacher Program has earned the ILA National Recognition for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals.

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