Legal Studies – Albright College

Legal Studies

Albright’s interdisciplinary minor in legal studies provides preparation for careers as a lawyer or paralegal, or in the court or judiciary system.

For those students considering law school, this course of study serves as academic preparation for law school and complements Albright’s pre-law program. Students study the place of the legal system among our civil institutions and develop the ability to read, understand and assess critically court cases.

Six courses are required for the minor in legal studies. Specific course requirements are listed in the Political Science Department section.

Students interested in legal studies may also consider the crime and justice interdisciplinary major, which focuses on the legal, political, administrative, psychological and sociological analysis of criminal deviance and societal responses to crime.


“You will not leave Albright without a support system, a network of people that want you to succeed.” — Jacob Walsh ’20, after scoring in the 97th percentile on his LSAT exam.
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Michael A. Armato, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Public Policy and Administration Program, Director of the Legal Studies Program
610-929-6622
marmato@albright.edu