Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Major
Concentrations: Criminal Justice
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Even if we don’t always realize it, law has profound effects on our daily lives. Given its wide reach and vast potential impacts, it’s important for those who study the law to have much more than a surface-level understanding. The legal studies major at UW-Superior is unique among programs in the UW System and unrivaled in its scope and breadth throughout the Midwest. As a law student here, you’ll expand your horizons and gain deep knowledge about law and how it’s changing here and around the world.

If law school is in your future plans, this major provides outstanding preparation and personal guidance from faculty.

*A criminal justice concentration is also available within the legal studies major.


Students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in places such as district attorney or public defenders’ offices, community nonprofits, and law enforcement and corrections agencies.

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Admission to Law School

UW-Superior graduates have had an impressive record of gaining admission to law school. Ninety-five percent of our graduates who enter law school complete their degree.

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Student Organizations

Join the Pre-Law Society, Alpha Phi Sigma or the National Criminal Justice Honors Society to grow your experience and connections.

What You’ll Learn

Through a major or minor in legal studies at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Gain insight and skills to begin your career or prepare for law school
  • Gain a general framework of knowledge, ideas and thought regarding the American legal system
  • Be able to conduct legal research and write legal text

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

With a degree in legal studies from UW-Superior, you can continue on to law school to become a lawyer or pursue a career as a:

  • Victim’s advocate
  • Correctional counselor
  • Probation officer
  • Social worker
  • Court administrator
  • Court clerk
  • FBI agent
  • Government relations director
  • Investigator
  • Legal consultant
  • Lobbyist

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Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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