Lansing Community College

Your path to a career with excellent pay and rewarding challenges in the legal sphere begins here with our two excellent Legal Studies education programs. The diverse opportunities that await you in the legal profession can include transferring to a four-year institution to pursue a career as a lawyer or going right to work as a paralegal.

Legal Studies Program Legal Specialty Courses Transfer Credit Policy*

The Lansing Community College Legal Studies program may award transfer credit for designated, legal specialty courses on a case-by-case basis determined by the Legal Studies Program Director, subject to approval of the Dean of the Technical Careers Division. The current Legal Studies specialty courses are LEGL 115, LEGL 125, LEGL 211, LEGL 212, LEGL 218, LEGL 225, LEGL 228, LEGL 229 and LEGL 270. The following conditions apply to the transfer of these legal specialty courses:

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Lansing Community College's Legal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association.

  1. Transfer credit may be awarded for substantially similar courses completed with a grade of "C" or higher in an ABA approved, or other post-secondary academically accredited academic Legal Studies program. To be considered "substantially similar", the course must have incorporated the same or similar topics and assignments as the LCC Legal Studies specialty course sought to be credited as evidenced by a catalog description, detailed syllabus, and course reference file.
  2. No more than 9 semester credit hours of Legal Studies specialty course credit may be earned toward the Legal Studies Associate Degree or Legal Studies Post-Bachelor Certificate by transfer credit.
  3. Transfer credit will not be awarded for LEGL 225 and LEGL 270.

*Notwithstanding the provisions detailed above: in no circumstance will a student be awarded a Legal Studies Associate degree or Certificate unless at least 9 credit hours of Legal Studies specialty course work has been completed at LCC in a synchronous class format.


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