Undergraduate Business Programs

Legal Studies

Legal Studies Career Opportunities

Career Outlook

While the natural assumption is that students in a legal studies program plan to go on to law school after graduation, and many do, a background in the law and legal systems benefits graduates interested in all areas of business.

Legal studies graduates go on to careers in real estate, law enforcement, hospital administration, business consulting, government affairs and financial management.

Common Job Titles

  • Compliance Officer
  • Human Resource Representative
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate Agent


  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-profit
  • Real Estate

Job Landings

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Grant Thornton
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Average Starting Salary

Drexel 2016 legal studies graduates earned on average $56,036 following graduation.

Professional Organizations

Continuing Education Opportunities

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

Recent Drexel accounting alumni have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in the following programs:

  • Hofstra University (MBA)