Legal Studies in Business

The legal studies in business major provides exceptional preparation for law school or for a career that requires a legal background. Through this major, students learn legal concepts and terminology, utilize legal research techniques, and practice legal writing. Course offerings explore the intersections of law and business concepts such as human resources, real estate, insurance, finance, contracts, e-commerce, business taxation and global operations and make it an excellent major for students interested in careers in these areas.

Students who major in legal studies in business gain:

  • strategic problem solving skills;
  • an understanding of the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment of business;
  • the ability to think and communicate effectively;
  • the ability to develop strategies for managing legal risks;
  • experience in legal research techniques;
  • an appreciation of the social, ethical, and economic forces that shape the law;
  • fundamentals of legal writing and familiarity with computerized legal database resources;
  • a working knowledge of relevant features of the various legal systems; and
  • skills in insurance and risk management.

 

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Moot Court - A year-long course that examines procedural and evidentiary issues involved in case analysis and trial preparation. The course will involve simulation exercises involving trial preparation and trial procedure, including motion filing and oral arguments, and will culminate in the participation in a National Moot Court competition where students will compete with other undergraduate institutions.

LSAT Review Course - The Law School Admissions Test Review course prepares students for the LSAT including familiarizing students with the LSAT's format and structure and developing test-taking strategies. The course is one credit hour taken on an S/U basis, and the course does not count toward the student's degree requirements. Open to business students only.

LSAT Test Administration - The Freeman School hosts three administrations of the LSAT per year in October, December and February. Students interested in taking the LSAT should register through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at http://lsac.org/.

Business and Law Society
The Tulane Business and Law Society is the Freeman School's pre-law student organization. The club provides a forum for discussion on topics ranging from legal and ethical issues in business to life as a law student and lawyer. Additionally, it provides information on and assistance with the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

Companies and Job Titles reported by BSM graduates 2007-2010*

LEGAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS MAJORS 

Analyst

Willis RE

Legal File Clerk

Jones Walker

Legal Investigator

Michael Hingle Law Offices

Corporate Paralegal

Ropes & Gray

Legal Assistant

Shapiro Law Office

HR Intern

Springfield Coal Company

Forensic Valuation UHY Advisors
Last Updated 7/17/12