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Bachelor's Degree

Legal Studies
Degree Programs

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Jan 8th

36 Mo.

Program Length

125

Credits

Online

or On-Campus

$464

Cost Per Credit

Bachelor's Degree

Legal Studies
Degree Programs

Earn a bachelor's degree and advance your legal career

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Program length36 months (3 years)
Transfer credit最多93个认可学分1
FormatAvailable online or on-campus in Atlanta, GA
ABA approvalThe legal studies program in Atlanta is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program options delivered online is not approved by ABA.
PathwaysBuild a strong foundation in pre-law concepts; steppingstone to apply for law school (bachelor's degree path); earn dual credit towards an MBA degree program

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Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

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Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Legal Studies

Overview: Legal Studies Bachelor's Degree Programs

The Legal Studies bachelor's degree is a 125-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a variety of different legal professions.

The degree programs, 可在网上或在网赌有什么信得过平台的亚特兰大校区获得, provide students with fundamental pre-law knowledge and skills in legal research, contract law, family law, 律师事务所程序, ethics, torts, and much more.

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注重职业发展课程

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Experienced faculty

Get face-to-face instruction from experienced and credentialed faculty with real-world success in the field.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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法律研究学位课程在线
  • Program length: 36 months
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  • Degree: 法学学士学位
Atlanta, Georgia 法律研究学位课程
  • Program length: 36 months
  • Classes:View the curriculum
  • Degree: 法学学士学位

A career as a paralegal or legal assistant could be right for you, if you:

  • Are comfortable in a highly structured environment
  • 是否严谨并注重细节
  • 享受研究和文书工作
  • Have excellent written and oral communications skills
  • 有较强的计算机技能
  • Wish to continually expand your capabilities
  • 能独立工作或作为团队的一部分
  • 处理工作压力
  • Are inquisitive and like to find answers to questions
法律研究学位课程

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The duties of a legal assistant/paralegal include assisting the lawyer with research, brief preparation, 及其他法务机关行政管理, 但不包括从事法律工作, advising clients, or setting fees since paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public 除非法律允许.

Careers

Legal Studies Career Paths

Opportunities for paralegal work exist in all areas of law, including family law, bankruptcy, employee benefits, personal injury, litigation, copyrighting, criminal law, labor law, immigration, and real estate. While seven out of ten paralegals work for law firms, many others are employed by the government or corporate legal departments.

All paralegals assist lawyers with the creation of legal documents and conduct research on laws, 法庭案件及合约, but some duties will vary depending on the employer. Those entering this field with little or no prior experience will typically perform routine tasks, taking on the additional responsibility of more varied tasks after gaining the appropriate experience.

Graduates of this program will also be eligible to work as a legal assistant or paralegal. The duties of a legal assistant/paralegal include assisting the lawyer with research, brief preparation, 及其他法务机关行政管理, 但不包括从事法律工作, advising clients, or setting fees since paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public 除非法律允许.

  • Private sector paralegals - Legal assistants working for law firms or corporations often assists on such topics as employee benefits plans, 股东协议, financial reporting, 以及政府的劳动法规.
  • Public sector paralegals - Duties for legal assistants working for government agencies depend on the specific focus of that agency. Those employed at the community level may assist with projects that help people who otherwise could not afford legal services. 如果从事诉讼工作, the paralegal may assist with file maintenance, policy research, the preparation of explanatory documents about regulations and policy relating to that agency, 为机构听证会整理数据.
  • 自由律师助理-在一些州, paralegals are able to freelance for lawyers, 律师事务所或法律部门. They may work in a specialty area of the law or provide general assistance on exceptionally large or short-deadline projects.

Discover 律师助理挣多少钱 and compare across each US state, or learn more about what jobs you can potentially get with a legal studies degree.

Work environment

Legal assistants are typically employed in an office setting and spend their time on the computer or in a legal library. Legal assistants may work part or full-time depending on the employer’s needs. Full-time employees typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including health care and retirement savings plan(s). A 40-hour work week is standard for most full-time paralegals however those employed by law firms may be required to work additional hours to meet court deadlines. Legal assistants may need to take precautions against eye strain and carpal tunnel, symptoms which occur more often for workers spending many hours at a computer.

Career advancement

Professionals in the paralegal field advance by taking on greater responsibility; this includes a greater diversification of duties, tasks that prove critical to case work or deadlines, 并监督其他部门人员. Upon completing an associate degree in paralegal/legal assisting, experience is the largest factor in advancement; however, obtaining a bachelor degree will help most paralegals advance at a faster pace and earn a higher income. Certifications are also available for paralegals who wish to maximize promotional and employment opportunities.

Legal Assisting and Paralegal — Career Outlook

Legal assistants and paralegals are taking over many duties once performed by lawyers. This saves an employer money and increases demand for qualified legal assistants.

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This program is designed to provide in-depth understanding of the legal system as it relates to the law, the courts, clients, and lawyers. The core curriculum provides a solid foundation of legal, ethical, technical, 沟通技巧. Students will be prepared for entry-level or management training positions in office administration or other business enterprises requiring a legal studies background.

The program prepares students with the skills and academic knowledge necessary for a career as a legal assistant/paralegal working under the supervision of a licensed attorney. The American Bar Association defines a paralegal as "a person qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, government agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible." These career opportunities may be in small or large firms working as a legal assistant/paralegal. The duties of a legal assistant/paralegal include assisting the lawyer with research, brief preparation, 及其他法务机关行政管理. 职责不包括从事法律工作, advising clients, or setting fees since paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, 除非法律允许.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

1. Atlanta Only – 法学学士学位 – A minimum of 27 semester credit hours in legal specialty credits (PL) must be taken in residence.

2. The Associate of Science in 法律协助/律师助理 and the 法学学士学位 programs at Herzing University - Atlanta are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 北克拉克街321号, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org).

Only the Herzing University legal studies program in Atlanta is approved by the American Bar Association.

3. The Herzing University Legal Studies programs offered Online is not approved by the ABA.

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. 教育部.

Going back to school at the age of 50 was scary and challenging, but my instructors were great! Everyone I met was understanding, patient, sincere and passionate about their jobs. My instructors really cared about my success and they helped me believe in myself. 我在课堂上学到的一切, combined with my past experience in the workforce, has helped me achieve a better understanding of the legal field and has put my career in new perspective.

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Sheryl Thomas

法律研究课程

Atlanta Campus

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