Legal Studies

Program Snapshot

Find Success In Law

Knowledge of the law reduces vulnerability. The ability to understand the laws of employment, the fundamentals of business law and the importance of policies concerning good governance are all critical skills.

A legal studies concentration at CBU focuses on ensuring an understanding of legal risk identification and management. We offer courses that range from a formal introduction, to more specific and complex overview of the Canadian legal system.

Students with a love for law will thrive in the legal studies concentration, gaining a perspective that allows them to better appreciate the importance of fundamental skills. You’ll be encouraged to explore a number of legal topical areas that are directly related to the business sector, but also relate to personal and private life activities.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Understand how the legal system works; different levels of courts and how the courts interact; roles of the various participants in the Canadian justice system.
  • Identify and find information to aid in the understanding of legal questions.
  • Explore the practical aspects of legal situations to enable avoidance and response management techniques.
  • Develop research skills that assist both in future legal studies and the legal profession.
  • Argument development and presentation skills.
  • Management of legal risks for personal, professional and business life activities.
  • Personal confidence to understand and respond to legal matters.

Why study at CBU?

At CBU, we believe that a fair and open society revolves around adherence to the legal system. It’s that common belief that gives students like you the chance to let your skills shine, and the opportunity to use your solutions to solve actual problems.

Our practical approach to law equips students with real life skills through the legal studies concentration. Individual course elements enable students to explore specific legal areas that relate to the public and private sectors. Students will also have the ability to include some legal studies course offerings into their choice of major or concentration, or to complete a legal studies concentration.

Students at CBU can incorporate as many of the legal studies courses as their program allows. This provides the option to acquire a strong foundation in the substantive areas of employment, administrative, criminal, business, public health and legal research.

Sample Courses

  • LEGL 3504: Employment/Labour Law
  • LEGL 3503: Administrative Law
  • LEGL 2503: Business Law II
  • LEGL 3501: Legal Research

Possible Career Paths

  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Tax Analyst Specialist
  • Banking
  • Government Position

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The Shannon School of Business maintains a close relationship with the local business community, giving students the opportunity to work on various projects including co-op placements and group projects.

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