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Administration - Legal Studies, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
North Miami, FL, United States
The Administration - Legal Studies program at Barry University is designed to provide a broad background in fundamental legal studies to students who desire to become paralegals or legal assistants working under the supervision of a lawyer. 
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Overview

Legal assistants assume paralegal responsibilities as skilled members of a legal team in law firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, governmental agencies and related entities. The Administration - Legal Studies program at Barry University consists of 24 credits of legal studies ("PLA" prefix) courses. 

The objectives are:

  • to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of legal systems in state and federal environments
  • to meet the needs of students by developing the legal research and writing skills that are essential to success in a legal environment
  • to provide students with the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to comprehend and function as a legal assistant within the civil and criminal practice areas of a modern law firm
  • to encourage students to comprehend and fully utilize the connections between theory and practice
  • to provide fundamental education that students will be able to utilize in the legal community as legal assistants/paralegals
  • to deliver the program in a format that allows for flexibility in program planning and scheduling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law and the Legal System
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law Practice
  • Special Topics
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Health Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Estate Law
  • Administrative Law and Process
  • Contracts
  • Environmental Law
  • Probate Proceedings
  • Immigration Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete an application to the university
  • Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • Submit final end of schooling testing results, if applicable
  • Submit your official TOEFL scores, if applicable
  • If documents are in a language other than English, submit official translation of all documents completed by companies that are members of NACES.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Miami

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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