BA in Law
About the BA in Law
Kline’s cutting-edge Bachelor of Arts in Law degree provides you with in-depth knowledge of American legal systems and an introduction to the study of legal rules that emphasizes the relationships between law and society.
Whether you are interested in social justice, public policy, healthcare or the corporate or entertainment worlds, the BA in Law provides a unique and powerful perspective that will give you an advantage in understanding and solving complex problems.
You will develop proficiency in critical reading, writing, and thinking, as well as field-specific skills such as legal research and analysis that will prepare you to become a leader in any field, whether your path takes you to law school, other graduate study, or directly into the working world.
Take advantage of Drexel’s comprehensive curriculum to graduate with expertise in both law and another field of your choice.
Law majors are required to complete a minor or second major in another academic field, combining general study of law with deep expertise in another subject area, whether that’s political science, public health, or one of Drexel’s signature programs in business, the arts, or technology.
Courses & Requirements
The BA in Law major is comprised of 9 required courses (32 credits) and 28 credits of electives, up to 16 of which may be taken outside of Law. Our advisor works closely with each student to craft an individual plan of study to ensure you can complete all the major requirements as well as those for your second field of study. Students will also be able to select the 4-1 or 5-3 co-op option if they wish.
Students completing the Law major will graduate with an understanding of:
- the role of law in society, including questions of power, authority, justice, and inequality;
- legal systems, including courts, legislatures, agencies, and other bodies that make, interpret, and implement rules;
- development of legal doctrine through the interplay of laws, administrative regulations, and court decisions;
- professional skills such as legal research and writing, and conventions of legal reasoning.
Jobs that involve navigating and translating legal rules are no longer limited to attorneys. Law is everywhere: in fields from education to engineering to medicine to human services. The BA in Law program will prepare you to make a difference through a wide variety of career possibilities within a dynamic, ever-changing legal landscape.
- Attorney (after completing JD)
- Advocate for court-involved youth
- Environmental regulator
- Hospital compliance officer
- Human resources specialist
- Technology transfer licensing associate
In addition to excellent academic preparation at Drexel, you’ll get support from the Steinbright Career Development Center, which offers a dedicated pre-law advisor and co-op placements in law firms and non-profit legal organizations.
Extracurricular activities such as the Biddle Law Society and the Undergraduate Mock Trial Association are available to help you prepare for law school and develop important skills such as public speaking, familiarity with courtroom procedures, and quick thinking. The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement offers a broad array of experiential learning and volunteer opportunities.
Only a select few law schools offer an undergraduate degree. At Drexel University Kline School of Law, you’ll study with top law faculty who are leaders in the nation’s legal debates and are passionate about teaching.
Faculty scheduled to teach for the 2022-2023 academic year include:
- Rose Corrigan, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Law & Politics
- Elena Cohen, Assistant Teaching Professor
- Gwen Roseman Stern, Director of Trial Advocacy and Professor of Law
- Chava Spivak-Birndorf, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
How to Apply
Apply to Drexel Kline’s Bachelor of Arts in Law, or visit campus during an Open House to learn more about a Drexel education. Contact the Undergraduate Law program at UGLAW@drexel.edu or call Drexel Admissions at 215-895-2400 for more information about the BA in Law.
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