Justice & Law


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As an adjunct professor at Hodges University, Captain Michael Koval possesses 40 years of experience in law enforcement. Continuing his work as inspector for the North Port Police Department (NPPD), he remains an advocate for higher education among law enforcement officers, which is why he devotes his time to leading […]

Setting the Standard for Law Enforcement


A Masters in Legal Studies - Careers for Non-Lawyers
Did you know there are so many federal laws in the U.S. that the Library of Congress has thrown up its hands, calling any effort to count the number of laws a “fruitless effort?” And that’s just the federal laws! Even on state and local levels, a deluge of new […]

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Legal Studies? ...


Matthew Cogswell
As human beings, we identify the hardships in our lives by calling them hurdles, mountains or roadblocks. We spend our lives working to overcome them as quickly as possible; however, these hardships can begin to pile, making it difficult to move forward. This is when we take hold of the […]

Finding the Constant in His Life



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You could say that the Master of Science in Legal Studies and its sibling, the Master of Studies in Law (MSL), have an elite pedigree. Born in the 1970s at the prestigious Yale Law School, the original program provided very select journalists with training in legal interpretation. Other law schools […]

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Master of Legal ...


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Albert Einstein once said, “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with the big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” For Andrew Weyl, the debate between the facts (money) and personal drive (going to law school) was difficult; however, his passion […]

How Andrew Weyl Answered the Question: To Give Up or ...


Legal Studies
For students entering the legal studies program at Hodges University, understanding the law and determining how the legal system works takes time. It takes professors who are experts to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter law school or a law-related career. It also takes carefully designed […]

Seeking Justice: Hodges Students Share Their Paths from Legal Studies ...



Best of Criminal Justice at Hodges University
There are many advantages to enrolling in Hodges University’s criminal justice program, including opportunities in experiential learning and receiving instruction by expert professors who have years of experience in the field. Your decision to earn a degree in criminal justice will give you the skills you need to succeed in […]

Discover the Best of Hodges University’s Criminal Justice Program


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Do you want an exciting career in law enforcement? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as enrolling in the police academy and being handed a badge. Luckily, an associate or bachelor’s degree can open the door to a myriad of opportunities in the legal, computer information and public safety fields. While […]

How To Get Started in Law Enforcement


Are you interested in the idea of working in a courtroom? Maybe you aspire to protect others by becoming a member of your local police force. From court reporter to law enforcement, enrolling in a criminal justice degree program will provide you with the tools you need to succeed in […]

Criminal Justice and Law-Related Programs: What You Need to Know