B.A. On Campus

Legal Studies

Manhattanville College

48 months
38880 USD/year
38880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Legal Studies major at Manhattanville College 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.


Students in the Legal Studies major at Manhattanville College 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.


Educator, Government Official, Judge, Lawyer

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National application is based on a rolling admission


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Along with your completed application, and nonrefundable $50 application fee, you will need:

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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19440 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19440 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Harrison

2275 - 4960 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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