Students in the Legal Studies program, with faculty assistance,
have obtained internships in Federal and State Courts, the District
Attorney's Office, Queens Volunteer Legal Services, St John's Law
School Securities Arbitration Clinic and private law offices.
Students are provided with access to online law libraries such as
Westlaw and WestNext and, in the context of certain course work, to
the law library in St. John's School of Law. The Legal Studies
Advisory Board includes a law school professor, a federal district
judge, attorneys and legal assistants.
Students with a passion to work in the area of civil rights
litigation, federal or state prosecution or defense and government
agencies will find the Legal Studies Program as a source of needed
knowledge and skills. Students who successfully complete the
126-credit program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree from
the College of Professional Studies, St. John's University.
Legal assistants and paralegals may not provide legal
services directly to the public, except as permitted by
Graduates have obtained positions in government agencies, court
systems, private and non-profit organizations and law firms.
Although the Legal Studies Program is not a "pre-law" program and
American law schools do not require any particular major field of
study for admission, historically graduates have been accepted at
major accredited law schools, including NYU, George Washington,
Emory, Fordham, Hofstra, Brooklyn and St. John's.
The College of Professional Studies also offers a two-year associate degree in Legal Studies
(A.S) and a 21-credit certificate in
To learn more about the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Legal
Studies, explore our program requirements, objectives, and academic resources.
Program Director (Queens Campus)