Legal Studies Major

Pursuing a major in Legal Studies at the Fox School, in addition to preparing you for a variety of professions like being an attorney or corporate compliance officer, will provide you the following:

  • Law-trained faculty with wide experience in business-related practice
  • Skills that all employers look for: problem-solving, oral and written communication, and critical and innovative thinking
  • Learning about law and policy through current events and case studies
  • Exposure to law-specific skills: legal reasoning, legal research, and mock trials
  • Opportunities to take an internship course combining work experience; recent student internships have been with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, private firms, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Varied courses, including: international law, sports law, public policy, contract law, environmental law, intellectual property, and employment law

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Legal Studies Minor

Human Resource Minor for Legal Studies

A major in law with a minor in human resource management is a natural fit. Law permeates most aspects of business, including issues that come up around the most important aspect of a business—its human talent. For example, when deciding who to hire or fire, how to train employees in sexual harassment regulations, how to maximize the employee health or how to keep a workplace safe, legal and human resource management concerns are entwined. With this program of study, you will learn about business problems from both angles. Legal Studies majors only.

Entertainment Law and Business Minor

As leisure time and personal incomes have grown in our society, so have the arts, entertainment, and recreation industries, now generating millions of jobs. Building a successful career in this field requires an understanding of the business enterprise, and of the special legal issues that confront this fast-growing sector of our economy. Business and Tourism & Hospitality Management students only.

Legal Studies Minor

This 12-credit minor is designed to expose students to a curriculum in legal studies, particularly students majoring in other disciplines such as accounting, risk management, or finance who are considering law school. Students will learn how to read cases and statutes, do legal research, and make a legal argument, as well as identify the legal issues that will impact their business and personal decisions. Business and Tourism & Hospitality Management students only.
Legal Studies Minor for Human Resource Managers
The legal aspects of managing people at all levels of business and nonprofit organizations come into play in a wide variety of human resource policies. Compliance with local, state, and federal laws also creates the need for HR practitioners to consider the legal ramifications of hiring, training, coaching, disciplining, and terminating individual employees. This minor is tailored specifically for HR Management majors.
Legal Studies Minor for Real Estate Majors
This 12-credit, minor will provide Real Estate majors valuable transactional literacy in reviewing and understanding numerous real estate legal documents. Students will leave with a strong background in sustainability, environmental regulation, policy considerations, and compliance required for any real estate professional.

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JD/MBA Dual Degree

The School of Law and the Fox School of Business jointly offer a program leading to the conferral of the Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. This joint program, which is open only to Temple law students, enables its graduates to broaden their educational backgrounds and expand their career horizons by pursuing two different courses of study that complement each other. After all, the practice of law is a business. As for the business professional, most business decisions have legal implications. Students can customize the program so that in can be completed in either three or four years.