Bachelor of Science Degree
With its American Bar Association-approved Legal Studies degree, Davenport University is an excellent choice to prepare you for law school, for a career as a paralegal* or to use your legal expertise in the business or government setting. Whether an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or a post-bachelor’s legal studies certificate, our Legal Studies offerings provide strong preparation for law school and a solid, applied career choice. Qualify yourself to excel in law school or move into a rewarding career in a law office, corporation, government agency or nonprofit organization.
Our associates and bachelor’s degrees and post bachelor’s legal studies certificate are available in-seat only.
- Courses are taught by licensed attorneys, adding depth, relevance and valuable networking opportunities.
- Required internship and elective classes with experiential learning opportunities provide valuable clinical practice and the opportunity to demonstrate legal skills, knowledge, professional demeanor and ethics.
- Our graduates prepare a portfolio of documents demonstrating to potential employees and law schools their ability to make a significant contribution to a legal team.
- DU students who have chosen to take a national paralegal certification exam have an average pass rate that is 40% above the average national pass rate for the past six years.
*While paralegals are an important part of the legal team, they cannot give legal advice or other direct legal services to clients and must work under the supervision of a licensed attorney.