Gain an Edge in Highly Competitive Fields Related to Law

Legal skills training from Nova Southeastern University’s B.S. in Law program gives you the competitive edge to pursue your passion and start your career in law and law related fields.

Earn real-world experience and an understanding of the law and our legal system with a Bachelor of Science in Law from NSU and begin a successful career in a wide range of professions that interact with the law and lawyers. Our curriculum covers best practices and includes three concentrations: paralegal studies; law, science, and technology; and health law. Students in these concentrations will be prepared for careers as paralegals, compliance officers, human resource professionals, lobbyists, legal correspondents, or for positions in state and federal government.

The paralegal concentration will allow you to build a paralegal portfolio you can use to showcase your work to prospective employers. This program trains paralegals who provide lawyers with support to complete legal tasks and is not a program for training lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals are nonlawyers and are prohibited from the unauthorized practice of law.

The concentration in law, science, and technology provides students with an understanding of intellectual property law—an area of law critical in a wide range of industries, from technology to entertainment. The health law concentration prepares students for positions in the health care industry, where law plays an important role. Bachelor's in Law students in these concentrations will be well placed in these exciting, increasingly in-demand, and highly competitive fields that interact with the law.

Why Should You Major in Law at NSU?

Dominate the Law

A B.S. in Law degree provides you with flexibility in job location. You can also devote your career to an area of law you’re interested in such as technology, health, litigation, corporate, or criminal, or pursue other careers in government, business, and non-profit settings.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment positions for paralegals and legal assistants are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

The average salary for paralegals and legal assistants in September 2020 was $51,740. *

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Shark Destinations

While the Bachelor's in Law major is new, NSU Law has had a Paralegal Studies program for many years. You'll find NSU Paralegal Studies alumni serving as paralegals, law clerks, and legal assistants all over the country. Firms like Perry & Neblett, P.A., Law Offices of Stephen W. Screnci A Professional Association, and T.J. Cunningham, Jr. Attorney at Law are all home to NSU alumni. *

NSU Law alumni also work in a variety of organizations that specialize in corporate, internet, and real estate law as well as the government sector. We expect future students in the program's concentrations to fill positions in corporations, human resource departments, state and federal legislative offices, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies.

 * Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development

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