Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work

Legal Studies Association

The Legal Studies Association is for those students who enjoy discussing the law, participating in related philanthropic activities and networking within the legal field. We strive to promote interest in the law for the students of Missouri Western and the St. Joseph community. We promote civic engagement and empower students with information and experiences within the legal and criminal justice system.

Participating in clubs and organizations on campus is an integral part of the higher education experience. In fact, studies show that students involved in some form of extracurricular activities are more likely to succeed than other students. Through this involvement students have a chance to have fun, explore opportunities, learn and practice valuable skills, have a lasting impact on the campus and community, and gain a greater sense of belonging. Students joining organizations have the chance to be a part of something great. Student organizations offer leadership opportunities and skills that will help many people go on and succeed in the world.