Legal studies schools in Nebraska offer two-year associate’s degrees in legal studies to prepare students for careers as paralegals and legal assistants. Paralegals and legal assistants do much of the behind the scenes work including legal research, preparing reports for court cases, corresponding with clients, briefing attorneys, and providing office administrative duties. The vast majority of legal assistants work under the guidance of an attorney at a private law firm. Other paralegals work in all levels of government or as part of a corporate legal team. Paralegal courses include civil and criminal court procedures, legal research, legal report writing, legal terminology, torts and contracts, estate law, and family law.
At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.
- Bachelor of Science: Legal Studies
- Master of Science: Legal Studies
- Undergraduate in Legal Studies