Global Legal Studies

The Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D., discusses what's unique about Arcadia's Global Legal Studies program.

About the B.A. in Global Legal Studies

  • A Majors Abroad Program
  • Preparation for law school or other graduate programs
  • 4+2 with Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program
  • Preparation for careers in law, foreign service, government or other public service, education, management
  • Preparation for secondary teaching
  • Opportunities to travel with Model UN team
  • Internships available in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C, and British, Scottish, and Australian parliaments 
  • Senior Capstone seminar and thesis research project that integrate classroom learning with real-world experiences
  • Opportunities to study at American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris, France
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world

The Global Legal Studies major focuses on developing skills useful in the study and practice of law, understanding substantive areas of law and legal reasoning, and exploring the place of law in both the United States and other societies.

Global Legal Studies is designed to provide undergraduate students with individual courses and study abroad experiences that will enable them to better understand both U.S. and world legal issues. It is designed for students who are interested in careers in law and/or international relations.

Students who major in Global Legal Studies can minor in any academic discipline, except Political Science or Pre-Law. Arcadia does not require that students have a minor to graduate and no course considered to be part of a student's Global Legal Studies major may be counted again for that student's minor.

This Majors Abroad Program (MAP) requires at least two semesters of study abroad, usually in the junior year, at one location where law is offered as an undergraduate major, and Arcadia students can take at least two law school classes and other appropriate electives, as approved by the student’s adviser. More.


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