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Community Colleg of Baltimore County's School of Justice
Program Overview

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The Legal Studies program offers an Associate in Art degree in Pre-Law for students interested in the law. The Pre-Law program is specifically designed as a 2-year transfer program with credits easily transferrable from CCBC to local and national four-year colleges and universities. One of the goals of the program is to better prepare students to attend law school after completing their bachelor’s degree. The Pre-Law program provides students with a unique combination of challenging academic study from highly skilled CCBC faculty, who share real-world legal experiences with their students. The program examines the structure and function of the state and federal legal systems, and stresses the development of fundamental legal research skills, as well as introducing students to concepts taught in law school. In addition, students explore specialty areas of law as electives, such as criminal law, civil law, family law, and contracts. The Pre-Law program is focused on providing students the skills necessary for success in completing their bachelor’s degree and success in law school if they choose to pursue the field. Pre-Law students can take courses at any CCBC location during the day, evening and on-line.

It is anticipated that the legal field will experience at least an 11 percent job growth through 2016 based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics with ever increasing demand for lawyers in the following specialty areas of practice:

  • Health care law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Venture capital law
  • Energy law
  • Elder law
  • Antitrust law
  • Environmental law

The full-time faculty of the Pre-Law program are members of the National Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA), American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, and Baltimore County Bar Association.

The Pre-Law program is not meant to provide students with the instruction or practical skills to work as a paralegal in a law office. For Paralegal information see the CCBC Paralegal Program on this website.