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Legal Studies

Legal Studies

The field of legal studies may offer a variety of courses in most aspects of the legal system. When specializing in legal studies, students can choose from a variety of career options including law, paralegal studies, and legal assistant. While the legal system is large and diversified, it may be difficult to secure a place in a program offering the specific subfield of legal studies that you want to pursue as a career. Because of the abundance of choices for the aspiring legal student, legal studies classes may be a great starting point from which to plan a career and for discovering which field could be most appropriate for you.

Careers as a paralegal, attorney, and legal assistant are all subfields within legal studies.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies

Online
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
  • Master of Public Administration in Law
  • Master of Arts in Law - Wealth Management/Financial Planning

Online
Kaplan University KHE

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services
  • Master of Science: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • And more...

Campus
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • And more...

Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Campus
Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.

Programs:

  • BS Legal Studies

Locations: Asheville , Knoxville
Campus

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Programs:

  • Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Law & Public Policy (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Criminal Justice (Master of Science) - Online

Online

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Legal Studies (BS)

Locations: Montgomery , Savannah
Campus

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Law

Locations: Chesapeake
Campus

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs:

  • AAS, Legal Studies
  • BS, Legal Studies

Locations: Dover , Little Falls
Campus
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While each career varies greatly in many ways, they may all work towards the same goal: preservation of the legal system. Legal studies deals with the prosecution and protection of suspects in the court of law. Attorneys use their knowledge of the legal system and evidence provided by criminal justice professionals to defend their client or prove the guilt of a defendant. Without courts of law, the entire justice system would fall apart and the work of criminal justice professionals would be wasted. With no one to use the evidence gathered and analyzed by crime scene technicians, detectives, and others, the collection of that evidence would be wasted effort. The final stages of the justice system are in the court of law, and legal studies may provide the legal knowledge necessary to preserve the foundations of our legal system.