The UCF Department of Legal Studies provides excellence in teaching, research and service related to the law and legal community. Our faculty members deliver outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level for students interested in studying the law and preparing for law-related careers or law school. Students are given access to LSAT prep and practice tests, résumé review and interview practice. Located at UCF Downtown, students are within walking distance of the Orange County Courthouse, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and many other jobs and internship opportunities. Students can also join program-related organizations such as Moot Court, Mock Trial and Mediation teams, as well as honor societies, such as Phi Alpha Delta and Phi Delta Phi.

Conflict Resolution & Analysis Graduate Certificate

Conflict is an essential element of change and growth within an organization. Grow your conflict resolution skills to lead constructive change and sustainable growth within your organization.

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Do you work during the day? Are you a parent? Are you an active duty service member?

We’ve designed our undergraduate degrees, undergraduate certificates, and graduate certificates to work with any schedule by offering a variety of online, mixed-mode and face-to-face courses.

Join a Team

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 criminal case.
When: Competitions begin in the fall. Tryouts are held in the spring and fall.
Contact: Margarita Koblasz

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

What: Compete in groups of three to simulate the mediation process and strengthen your debate and negotiation skills.
When: TBD
Contact: Christy Foley

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Legal Studies Class Focuses on Death Row, Hears from Exonerees

Assistant professor Aramis Ayala’s class covers the history behind death row, providing students with unique opportunities to visit death row and speak to people who...
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Advanced Air Mobility Conference Takes Flight at UCF

The NSF-funded conference on Friday will explore how laws could lift or ground the use of autonomous, uncrewed aircraft to move people and goods...
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Legal Studies Lecturer Offers Students a Life-Changing Spring Break

What started as an immersive spring break experience in 2020 has turned into an award-winning docuseries and annual experience for one UCF professor and some...



Are you interested in joining the Mediation Team? Learn more at our upcoming information session. The team is currently accepting new members. It’s a great opportunity to learn about mediation, build your resume by competing internationally, prepare for a legal…

Let's Get Social

In addition to staying connected on social media, students that declare a Legal Studies major or minor will have access to Advisor on Demand (AOD). AOD will appear on your Webcourses dashboard and contains information, job postings, FAQ’s, and announcements!

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