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, resume 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.

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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.

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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 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

In the News

UCF Lecturer Takes on Diversity and Inclusion

UCF Lecturer Takes on Diversity and Inclusion

Legal studies faculty member, Irene Pons, talks about her work with immigration law and how she provides learning opportunities for her students. ...
23 Students to Receive UCF’s Highest Honor

23 Students to Receive UCF’s Highest Honor

The 2021 Order of Pegasus recipients includes 15 Burnett Honors College students, six LEAD Scholars, six Student Government leaders, three President’s Leadership Council members, one ...
UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

The 2021 class is scheduled to be honored in a celebratory event later this spring. ...



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