The Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida provides excellence in teaching, research and service related to the law and legal community. Our faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students are given access to LSAT prep and practice tests, resume review and interview practice. The department’s location at UCF Downtown places students within walking distance of the Orange County Courthouse, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and many other jobs and internship opportunities. Students can also become involved in Moot Court, Mock Trial and Mediation teams as well as honor societies, such as Phi Alpha Delta and Phi Delta Phi.

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What: Play all parts in a lower-court trial while improving your public speaking skills. The assigned case alternates every year between a civil and a criminal case.
When: Competitions begin in the fall. Tryouts are in both the spring and fall.
Contact: Margarita Koblasz, Ph.D.

What: Compete in pairs in an appellate court hearing. Analyze a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions and present an oral argument.
When: Competitions begin in the fall. Tryouts are held in the spring.
Contact: Eric Merriam, Ph.D.

What: Compete in groups of three to simulate the mediation process and strengthen your debate and negotiation skills.
When: TBD
Contact: Elizabeth Gillham, Ph.D.

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UCF Faculty Member Appointed to Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

UCF Faculty Member Appointed to Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

In his new role as an appellate judge, Eric Merriam is part of a panel of judges that reviews appeals from the Air Force courts-martial ...
From Food Insecurity to Food Manager: Graduating Senior Works to Combat Hunger

From Food Insecurity to Food Manager: Graduating Senior Works to Combat Hunger

Naseeka Dixon, who will graduate May 2, has spent much of her time at UCF helping food-insecure students because she was once in their shoes. ...
New Legal Studies Certificate to Begin This Fall

New Legal Studies Certificate to Begin This Fall

The Conflict Resolution and Analysis Certificate is offered at both undergraduate and graduate levels. ...

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