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.

We're moving
to UCF Downtown

New Location
Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC), Suite 430

Move Date
Monday, August 12

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!

Don't let life hold you back from getting your degree.

UCF Downtown

Beginning in August 2019, the Department of Legal Studies will hold undergraduate and minor programs at the new downtown campus. UCF Downtown will provide 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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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

Carlton Patrick, assistant professor of legal studies, regularly teaches courses in Law and Emotions and Law and Human Behavior where students read from subjects like ...

UCF Department of Legal Studies Hosts Renowned National Scientist

UCF Department of Legal Studies Hosts Renowned National Scientist

The Department of Legal Studies at UCF was proud and honored to host renowned national scientist Dr. Peter L. Platteborze for a visit to the ...

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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!