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Legal Studies/3+3

You care deeply about people and the law. You want to use your passion for the law to improve lives.

The need for professionals with legal training in a variety of career fields is growing – in healthcare, business, entertainment, the nonprofit sector, government and more. Belmont's Legal Studies program will help you understand the legal system and how to help people navigate through it. 

Through this highly interdisciplinary major, you’ll learn legal writing, gain an understanding of the philosophy of law, research issues and solve real-world problems. With elective options in the major, you can also delve deeper into specialty areas such as international law, music industry contract law, criminal justice, poverty and justice, communication law, entertainment law, copyright law, or eco-justice and faith.

Combined with your other coursework, you’ll be empowered to choose areas of expertise and pursue many career options that deal with the law, both inside and outside of the legal profession.

Belmont's Legal Studies program provides two pathways for you to make a difference.

Whether your interest is in pursuing social justice, shaping public policy, exploring the inner workings of government, or preparing for graduate or law school, Belmont’s Legal Studies program has two options for you to complete the major. 

BS/BA in Legal Studies: This pathway allows you to complete the legal studies major with a minor in four years. Many students choosing this option are preparing for work in law-related fields, graduate work outside of law school, or want a more traditional 4-year undergraduate experience before entering law school.
3+ 3 Program (BA/BS)/(JD): This pathway offers an accelerated path to law school, allowing qualified legal studies majors to complete their first year of law school at Belmont’s College of Law during their fourth undergraduate year. You save time and money, completing both your bachelor's in Legal Studies and Juris Doctor (J.D.) in six years.

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