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Legal Studies B.S.

Accelerate Your Career in Legal Support Services

Explore many different areas of the law and develop a foundation for a career as a paralegal professional or for the more advanced study of law through a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Courses focus on critical reasoning and analysis, communication, writing, and research as you obtain valuable skills in three essential areas: the legal principles that underpin substantive and procedural areas of law; legal research, writing and critical thinking skills; and the important role of trial by jury, the appellate process and dispute resolution.

Prepare for Law School or Paralegal Professional Advancement

Your degree at UHCL will prepare you to transition into the study of law at the graduate level. For a current paralegal, the completion of the Bachelor’s Degree will enhance your chances for professional advancement in those law firms that require their support staff to have a four-year college diploma. All professors in the Legal Studies Department are members of the State Bar of Texas. At UHCL, you can participate in the American Mock Trial Association’s national competition, help plan and implement the annual Constitutional Law Day Program, join the Legal Studies Association, or attend State Bar of Texas sponsored seminars for credit.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2020

    Priority - February 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - June 8
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 13

  • Fall 2020

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring 2021

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2020
    Priority - January 1
    Final - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    Priority – May 25
    Final (Summer Session I) – June 8
    Final (Summer Session II) – July 13
  • Fall 2020
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 21
  • Spring 2021
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 19

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

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Legal Studies B.S. Faculty

Jonathan Everhart

Jonathan Everhart

Assistant Professor, Legal Studies,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3238
Email: everhart@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321

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Vanessa Johnson

Vanessa Johnson

Assistant Professor, Legal Studies,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3161
Email: Johnsonv@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

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