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. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.

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Are you a full-time student? Do you work during the day? Are you a parent? Are you active duty? The Department of Legal Studies program is designed to work with any schedule by offering a variety of online, mixed-mode, and face-to-face courses . You can even complete your entire degree online!

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UCF Downtown

Beginning August 26, 2019, the Department of Legal Studies will hold undergraduate and minor programs at the new downtown campus. UCF Downtown provides innovative education for high-demand fields that integrate with industry and place thousands of students within walking distance of the Orange County Courthouse, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FAMU College of Law and many other jobs and internships.

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Class Project: A Gender Change Petition

Class Project: A Gender Change Petition

A UCF instructor and her legal studies class are striving to help a Central Florida woman born intersex change her birth certificate. ...

UCF Camp for High School Students Inspires Future Legal Professionals

UCF Camp for High School Students Inspires Future Legal Professionals

UCF Legal Studies developed a weeklong camp to introduce youth from Jones, Evans and Boone high schools to careers in law. ...

Intersections of Law and Evolutionary Psychology

Intersections of Law and Evolutionary Psychology

When Carlton Patrick read about biology’s application to the way we think about human psychology and behavior, it totally changed how this assistant professor of ...



When race, class, religion, and gender collide a conversation begins about the most important issues of our day.The Defamation Experience is a courtroom drama featuring professional actors where the audience gets to be the jury. The Defamation Experience promises to…
The Center of Law and Policy along with the Orange County Bar Association hosts a CLE event for paralegals and students on Mass Torts and the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Registration: www.cfpainc.org/events/clesemiinars.html 
Inside the Courts takes place on March 24, March 31, April 7, and April 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is a completely free event, open to the public. The only requirement is that you register beforehand. This…

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!