ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Legal Studies at Goucher?

Legal studies provides students interested in a career in law an opportunity to acquire the wide range of intellectual skills essential for academic success in law school. The goal of legal studies is not to train lawyers but to help students develop the highly sophisticated writing, analytical, and critical skills that law schools demand. 

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

Students in legal studies complete the interdisciplinary program of 20 credits that they satisfy while fulfilling the requirements of a traditional liberal arts major. By requiring students to take courses outside of their own field of study, the legal studies minor exposes them to academic methodology and critical approaches not inherent to their own disciplines, strengthens their writing and analytical skills, and broadens the base of their academic experience in preparation for law school or other legally related careers. In addition, students are exposed to both the for-profit and not for profit legal environment.  Learn More

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

The prelaw concentration is offered in conjunction with the following majors: business management, communication, economics, environmental studies, history, and political science. Each student must complete four mandatory courses and either two or three electives.

Course Curriculum


Program Contact
Nina Kasniunas

Affiliate Faculty
Mark Hiller, Elisa Koehler, Daniel Marcus, Matthew McConville, April Oettinger

Opportunities & Internships


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.