Legal Studies

Major: Legal Studies
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 22.0201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 23-1011

About the Program

Law is pervasive in all aspects of business and life. The major in legal studies provides Drexel University students with the ability to recognize the influence of the law, understand its application and make informed and intelligent decisions regarding the course of action to take.

Although the major in legal studies will benefit those interested in pursuing a career in law, it is not intended solely for students aspiring to attend law school. This major enhances any business student's perspective on the impact of legal issues within their respective professions.

Students will learn the basics of various areas of the law and the legal environment of business and will learn to identify the factual situation in which to apply that law. They will be able to analyze the facts, determine which aspects of the law are pertinent, apply the law to the facts, and draw a conclusion. Clarity of thought, reasoning and expression (both oral and written) are additional results of this process.

Emphasis is on critical thinking as a tool for problem solving, so that whatever the discipline, students will be able to identify and prevent possible problems or seek proper and timely assistance for critical decision making.

Additional Information

For more information about the program, contact the Department of Legal Studies.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts Elective3.0
History (HIST) Elective 4.0
Select two of the following: 6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select (16.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 7.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives
Society and Culture
Communications, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Requirements
Seven (7.0) credits must be earned by taking courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science7.0
Free Electives 18.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following: 4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Legal Studies Major Degree Requirements
Select eight of the following:32.0
Business Law II
Law of Business Organizations
Real Estate Law
Labor Law
Government Regulation and Business
International Business Law
Criminal Law
Entrepreneurial Law
White Collar Crime
Legal Issues in Corporate Governance
Employment Law
Intellectual Property and Cyber Law
Total Credits180.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4 year, no coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0Society and Culture elective3.0 
 16 16 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
STAT 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
History (HIST) elective4.0Social Science elective3.0ORGB 3004.0 
Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0 
  
  
  
 15 14 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 2703.0PHIL 1053.0Legal Studies (BLAW) electives8.0 
INTB 2004.0Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0Science elective3.0 
OPM 2004.0General Education elective4.0Free elective4.0 
Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0Select one of the following:4.0  
   
   
   
   
   
 15 15 15 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Legal Studies (BLAW) electives8.0MGMT 4504.0UNIV B2011.0 
General Education elective4.0Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0 
Free elective4.0Free electives6.0Fine Arts elective3.0 
  Free elective4.0 
 16 14 12 
Total Credits 180

4 years, 1 coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 1011.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0BSAN 1604.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Society and Culture elective3.0 
 MATH 1024.0  
 16 17 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0FIN 3014.0Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0
STAT 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0INTB 2004.0
History (HIST) elective4.0Social Sciences elective3.0ORGB 3004.0COM 2703.0
Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0OPM 2004.0
  
  
  
 15 14 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEPHIL 1053.0Legal Studies (BLAW) electives8.0
  Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0Science elective3.0
  General Education elective4.0Free elective4.0
  Select one of the following:4.0 
   
   
   
   
   
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Legal Studies (BLAW) electives8.0Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0Legal Studies (BLAW) elective4.0 
General Education elective3.0MGMT 4504.0UNIV B2011.0 
Free elective4.0Free electives6.0Free elective4.0 
  Fine Arts elective3.0 
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

5 years, 3 coops

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 2024.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0COOP 1011.0Society & Culture Elective 3.0 
 CIVC 1011.0  
 16 17 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0
  STAT 2014.0MIS 2004.0
  History (HIST) Elective 4.0Social Science Elective 3.0
  Select one of the following: 3.0Select one of the following: 3.0
  
  
  
 0 0 15 14
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEFIN 3014.0Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0
  MKTG 2014.0INTB 2004.0
  ORGB 3004.0OPM 2004.0
  ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 Course 3.0COM 2703.0
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEPHIL 1053.0Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0
  Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0
  General Education Elective 4.0Science Elective 3.0
  Select one of the following: 4.0Free Elective4.0
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 0 0 15 15
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0 
Legal Studies (BLAW) Major Course 4.0MGMT 4504.0UNIV B2011.0 
General Education Elective3.0Free Electives 6.0Free Elective4.0 
Free Elective4.0 Fine Arts Elective3.0 
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

Co-Op/Career Opportunities

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities and resources see the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Facilities

LeBow College of Business opened its 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall in September 2013. Located in the heart of Drexel University campus, it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). 

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by 15 classrooms of varying sizes and configurations, including a finance trading lab. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium, 100-seat lecture hall, and a behavioral studies lab one floor below. Other amenities consist of 19 collaboration rooms, 3,500 square feet of student lounges and quiet study areas, a bank of four elevators and full ADA accessibility, and an event space with catering capacity. The building's upper floors contain faculty and staff offices interspersed with seminar and conference rooms. 

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, the Finance Trading Lab webpage, and the SAP Next-Gen webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Legal Studies Faculty

Roger D. Collons, JD, PhD (George Washington University; Georgia State University) Department of Legal Studies. Professor. Patent law, preservation of wealth.
Richard P. Freedman, JD, LLM (Temple University) Head of the Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Taxation, corporate and business matters, real estate, estate planning, estate administration and elder law.
Andrew Genetta, JD (Cleveland-Marshall College of Law). Associate Clinical Professor.
Rosalie S. Kreider, JD (Villanova University) Department of Legal Studies. Clinical Professor. Business law, international business law.
Natalie Pedersen, JD (Harvard University) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Employment law; employment discrimination; implicit bias.
Steven R. Sher, JD (Georgetown University Law Center) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Business law, product liability, negligence, medical malpractice.

Emeritus Faculty

Neal Orkin, JD (Temple University) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor Emeritus. Intellectual property rights of employed inventors and authors; labor relations.
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