Careers as paralegals or in law-related fields continue to be among the growing areas of employment. Government, business, industry, labor, and even the courts themselves are turning to alternate dispute resolution programs such as mediation to resolve disputes, providing career opportunities for graduates skilled in dispute resolution and conflict management. Graduates knowledgeable in regulatory compliance can exploit growth opportunities provided in international business, securities, and banking. The legal studies program prepares University of New Haven graduates to take full advantage of these exciting and growing career opportunities.
The program combines a rich background in the liberal arts and humanities, as well as in legal and public policy theory with legal, public affairs, and dispute resolution courses. This interdisciplinary approach develops critical thinking and writing that prepares bachelor's degree students for both careers and graduate study or law school.
The Legal Studies program at the University of New Haven has been a valuable contribution to my legal education. This program provided me with a head start to law school and helped me become accustomed to the style of law school classes. The legal studies program provided many courses that I am now taking as a first year law student, as I started my first semester of law school it was comforting to know I had legal educational background that I could build upon.