Associate of Science in Legal Studies
Assist Legal Teams with an Associate Degree in Legal Studies
This program is offered on Campus and Online.
If you would like to help others navigate the law and solve their legal problems, then enroll in the Legal Studies Associate Degree program at Post University. Our skills-based program provides a career-focused pathway to legal studies jobs in a range of law firms, corporate legal departments, the court system and government agencies. Upon completion of your studies, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of various specialized areas of the law, which you can apply to entry-level legal positions. Many of our graduates go on to pursue their bachelor’s degree at Post University to further advance their careers.
In our Associate Legal Studies Degree program, you will acquire specific legal knowledge in the context of ethical practice. You will develop practical skills in legal research, civil litigation, real estate closings, and estate administration and probate practice. You will have the option to choose two electives to further develop your skills in areas including family law and bankruptcy practice. Although an internship is not required, it is strongly recommended. Through job-oriented coursework, you will upgrade your organizational and communication skills to a professional level. You’ll gain a better understanding of the technology used in the delivery of legal services. And you’ll know how to take your place as a vital part of a legal team.
What can you do with an Associate Degree in Legal Studies?
From a support role as a member of a corporate legal team to working within the court system, this program will give you the skills you need to pursue career opportunities within the legal field. Job opportunities within your skillset can also be found in law firms and government agencies. With the right experience and training, you could pursue the role of a paralegal, legal assistant, court clerk, or legal secretary. Or you can use this degree as a stepping-stone toward a bachelor’s degree program.
The Associate of Science in Legal Studies degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any legal credential, such as a state law license or a paralegal certification.
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Take Your Legal Skills to a Professional Level
At Post University, we will do everything we can to help you reach your goals with one-on-one support every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation day and beyond. Plus, you will learn from top attorney-practitioners who bring valuable insights and years of legal experience into the classroom. With their professional guidance, you can be better prepared for the legal world upon graduation.
The verdict is in: Post University is your first step to an exciting and challenging legal career. Contact us to enroll in the Associate Legal Studies Degree online or at our Waterbury, Connecticut campus today.
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