Welcome to the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida.
Our department is housed in the College of Community Innovation and Education and is now located at UCF Downtown in the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons. We offer a full range of fully online and mixed-mode courses and also participate in the university’s Honors in the Major, offer service-learning and are within walking distance of multiple internship opportunities.
The department currently has 13 full-time faculty members and employs a number of adjuncts drawn from Central Florida's professional community. To complement the faculty, we have several support staff members, including an office manager and a professional advisor. In Fall 2020, enrollment in our bachelor’s degree program had over 760 majors with more than 250 students pursuing minors. We accommodate these students by offering a full range of classes around the clock and throughout the region.
Legal Studies Programs
For those interested in studying the law and gaining preparation for law-related careers or law school, the Department of Legal Studies offers a bachelor’s degree program, leading to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). We also offer a legal studies minor and five undergraduate certificates and a graduate certificate. Our program prepares students for placement in a wide variety of public and private sector law-related organizations. The department is home to the Mock Trial, Moot Court and Mediation teams. Students can further their development and involvement by joining Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law International, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society or Latinx Law Association.