Legal Studies

From law and business to health care and internationalism, there are many destinations to pursue when equipped with polished legal knowledge, and Webster's Department of Legal Studies can help get you to any of them. Our curriculum gives you the legal skills and background you need -- whether you're preparing for law school, for a second career, or for advancing your existing career in industries such as banking, human resources, insurance, or business management. The department is committed to engaging students in critical thinking and analysis, practical applications,substantive understanding, and exposing students to technology encountered in the legal arena.

As working judges and attorneys, Webster professors are not only well-versed in the latest trends and expectations in legal professions -- they are also tapped into the tight-knit network of internships and job opportunities in the St. Louis legal community. These instructors are great people, too, each heavily investing time in pro bono work. (Check out The WILLOW Project!)

Embodying Webster's mission, our hands-on professors are mentors who take a personal interest in helping you succeed both in school and in your career. With their guidance and the help of Webster's Career Planning and Development Center, you'll know where you're going next before you've even finished your degree.

Our program is designed to be flexible for both working adults and traditional full-time students.

Legal Studies students benefit from Webster's downtown St. Louis campus, which is located upstairs from the Missouri Court of Appeals. Webster's global network also provides unique international law opportunities, such as the popular 1- to 4-week summer study programs in Leiden, the Netherlands, which put you near the seat of international law at The Hague.

Webster University is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.The Legal Studies paralegal programs at Webster University are approved by the American Bar Assocation. The program is also a member in good standing with the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).  

For more information, explore the Department of Legal Studies in the undergraduate catalog or contact Department Representative Eileen Thomas.

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        Department Chair 

robinRobin Jefferson Higgins, JD
Associate Professor
Webster Hall 315
(314) 246-8724
robinjefferson85@webster.edu  

Department Representative

eileenEileen Thomas
Representative
Webster Hall 320
(314) 246-7068
eileenmcmanmon25@webster.edu