The Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida provides excellence in teaching, research and service related to the law and legal community. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.

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Students put in an enormous amount of time preparing for and competing in these tournaments. They develop critical thinking, public speaking and leadership skills that will serve them the rest of their lives."
— James Beckman,  Legal Studies Department Chair
I truly love my job and can say that your class and teaching helped push me to where I am today.”"
— Daniel Friedline,  2013 graduate, former student of Instructor Mark Woodlock and city of Orlando employee
Teaching has made me a better lawyer in the courtroom and a better person in our community."
— Patricia Cashman,  Trial Attorney and Adjunct Faculty Member
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