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Law and Justice Studies

When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the BA in Law and Justice Studies, and find out about program requirements, courses, and the program faculty.

Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Law and Justice Studies major at Purchase College.

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

Acquired Skills

  • Recognize related legal concepts and theories
  • Conduct and analyze legal research
  • Deliver an oral, persuasive argument about legal issues, based on evidence
  • Create well-crafted written documents
  • Articulate the history of the field

Career Titles

  • Attorney
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Compliance Officer 
  • Detective
  • Educator
  • Electronic Discovery Specialist
  • Federal Agent
  • Government Worker
  • Journalist
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • News Reporter
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Title Examiner

Types of Organizations that Hire

  • Government Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Legal Departments
  • Court Systems
  • Insurance Companies
  • News Agencies
  • Banks
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Foundations
  • Civic Organizations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Employee Unions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Corporations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Social Services