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Study Law in Downtown Pittsburgh

Our legal studies major provides a cosmopolitan, liberal arts background focused on critical thinking, logical argumentation, the interpretation of complex issues and the fundamental principles that animate the life of a democratic society.

Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies and then go on to pursue law school or a career as a legal assistant or law enforcement agent.

Natalia Zucco '23 is a legal studies major, psychology minor and legal intern with Eckert Seamans.

Pictured is Natalia Zucco. Photo by Natalie Caine.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in our legal studies major.

Courses include:

  • Law and Society
  • Trial Law and Procedure
  • Principles of Criminal Justice
  • Constitutional Law
  • Communication Law
  • Labor Management Relations in Government
  • Seminar in History and Political Science

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom

Learn from judges, attorneys and government officials and walk to the courthouse from campus to observe civil and criminal proceedings in progress.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Professor Nathan Firestone, J.D.
  • Chair, PA Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and Special Court Judges Association
  • Has taught at Point Park for more than 45 years

Career Options

With a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies, you can pursue graduate school or a variety of career opportunities, such as:

  • Legal assistant
  • Law enforcement agent
  • Law clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Program director
  • Politician

Alumni & Student Profiles

Learn about internships our students have completed and where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More news & features
Pictured is legal studies alumna Alexis Sherman. | Photo by Marissa Johnson
"My legal studies and political science classes have helped me so much in my current job. When I’m faced with a case that requires me to know the ins and outs of the law, I bring myself back to sitting in my Introduction to Legal Studies class."
Pictured is legal studies major Amedea Baldoni. | Photo by Sydney Patton
"Having the city as my campus brings so many opportunities for internships and networking that I know I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else."