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Legal Studies, B.A.

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Harrison, NY, United States
The Legal Studies program at Manhattanville University is designed to give students an overview of the American legal system, to help them understand the fundamentals of public and private law, and to acquaint them with the philosophical and historical roots of contemporary American law.


The Legal Studies program at Manhattanville University has courses that are small (generally ranging in size from 10 to 12 in a seminar or 20 to 30 in a 2000-level course). This small size facilitates in-class discussion and permits the students ample opportunity to work closely with the professors, all of whom are distinguished scholars or practitioners of law.


Students learn to read difficult legal material, including cases and statutes, as well as works of history and philosophy. Students also learn to write legal briefs, analyze complex arguments, and write effective and persuasive essays. There are in-class oral arguments and mock trial exercises which give the students a chance to simulate the roles of judges, jurors, witnesses, and attorneys in the daily practice of law. 

The program provides a superb preparation for law school and for participation in any law-related profession or graduate education. The writing and oral communication skills developed can also be of use to graduating students in a variety of fields, from government to business and beyond. Students in the program also have the opportunity to do an internship in a legal field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National application is based on a rolling admission
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to American Government 
  • Introduction to Political Thought 
  • Introduction to Common Law 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Civil Liberties 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official transcript of grades (all documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Tuition Fee

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    19060 USD/semester
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  • National

    19060 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    19060 USD/semester
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
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