Major Description:

Alderson Broaddus University’s legal studies major is designed for students who wish to attend law school or pursue other careers in the legal field, such as court staff and paralegals. Legal studies is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts major that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. The legal studies curriculum includes legal principles and history, civil rights and liberties, argumentation and logic, legal research and writing, and ethics. The legal studies major’s interdisciplinary nature prepares the student for success in a wide range of career fields, and students will have the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience by participating in various internship opportunities.

For more information, contact us:

John Hicks

Associate Professor of History
John Hicks

Associate Professor of History

(304) 457-6240

James Dorsey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
James Dorsey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. James Dorsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Liberty University and his Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University. As a licensed attorney, he says he has always had his sights on higher education and is thankful for the opportunity to transition into a new career at AB.

Dorsey began his career at Alderson Broaddus University in 2019.

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304.457.6330