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Legal Studies
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • Fisher family:1

Legal Studies

Hundreds of practicing attorneys and sitting judges began their education at Fisher. Your journey to joining them starts by enrolling in Fisher's legal studies program.

Legal studies students participate in a mock trial experience.

Legal studies students participate in a mock trial experience.

The legal studies major is the academic component of the pre-law experience at Fisher. Through this program, you'll gain substantive knowledge about law within the context of society, politics, and the humanities.

Fisher's 3+3 Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP) lets you earn a law degree in six years while minimizing the cost of your education.

Program Overview

Courses within the curriculum emphasize analytical thought and effective communication for success in the legal field.

As a legal studies major, you are required to complete 36 credit hours of study, which boils down to eight required courses and four electives within the discipline. The program culminates in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Life After Fisher

The legal studies program gives you a decided advantage for attending law school and pursuing advanced credentials to become a lawyer or judge. Graduates have also gone on to careers as:

  • Paralegals
  • Union organizers
  • Government workers

 As a first-generation college student, the values I learned in my time at Fisher have been instrumental in developing me as a person and professional. ”


Anthony DiPerna
  • Anthony DiPerna '16
  • Assistant District Attorney, Monroe County

 I have learned a lot about professionalism, leadership, and resilience at Fisher, and I have been able to prepare for law school more than I have ever imagined. ”


Katie Smith
  • Katie Smith '20
  • Western New England School of Law Springfield, Massachusetts