Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies (B.A.)

The program begins by bringing together the historical and theoretical concepts and ends with an internship in a legal or conflict resolution setting. The program is part of the Humanities Department which speaks to the broad understanding each student will gain about the interaction of the individual, society, and culture and the importance of being able to understand the roots of conflict. The location of the program in a new building on campus devoted to the program and its future expansion as a community based conflict resolution center demonstrates the vision for the future.


What you can do with this degree:

Because of the broad, liberal arts orientation of this degree, career alternatives and further courses of study are almost unlimited. However, specific potential career paths from this degree may include:

Corporate or Government employment in Human Resources

Employment as a court annexed neutral resolving disputes as a mediator

Graduate study in law school or conflict resolution

Employment as a legal assistant or paralegal in a variety of legal settings

Self employment as a dispute resolution professional

Students in this program will participate in:

General Education Requirements common to every Brenau degree

Legal Courses which explore various topics within the law

Alternative Dispute Courses which look at other ways to resolve disputes

Business Courses which give basics of accounting, management and computers

Courses about government, politics, psychology, and ethics

Special topics seminars

Small group and team projects

Advocacy exercises such as Moot Court and Mock Trial

Internships which provide intensive, practical learning opportunities

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General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100