About the Department


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

Learn from Experts in the Field

Webster's Legal Studies 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.

Webster's Department of Legal Studies offers you expert instruction from professors who are practicing attorneys and judges from every legal background. You'll learn from judges with the Missouri Court of Appeals and St. Louis Circuit Court, from U.S. attorneys and municipal attorneys, from criminal prosecutors and public defenders, from intellectual property lawyers and corporate attorneys. These instructors are great people, too -- each heavily investing time in pro bono work as well.

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.

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 Career Services, you'll know where you're going next before you've even finished your degree.

Career Opportunities

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.