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Legal Studies

Learn the skills needed to enter legal support professions.

To meet growing needs for legal support, today’s firms and organizations are seeking qualified graduates with broad knowledge of the law and legal practices. At Berkeley College, the Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in Legal Studies are designed to prepare students who are interested in careers in legal support services with government, nonprofit organizations, regulatory/compliance offices, or other law-related careers, as well as those students considering law school and other advanced studies in law.

Student Testimonial

“I can see myself improving in both my educational and my professional persona.”

-El Mehdi Bendriss, Legal Studies Student

Courses focus on developing skills in critical reasoning and analysis, communication, research, writing, and more.

For more information regarding a degree in Legal Studies or another program of study at Berkeley College, click here.

Benefit from:

  • Performing law-related work in a wide range of disciplines
  • Courses that focus on legal theory and practical application with attorneys in both private and public practice
  • Exceptional faculty, including experienced corporate, litigation, and government attorneys who bring firsthand knowledge
  • Instruction in current technology used in law-related applications and electronic legal research databases
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

Graduates will be prepared to perform law-related work under the supervision of a lawyer, such as:

  • Identifying and analyzing legal issues
  • Investigating and evaluating facts
  • Preparing pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents
  • Interviewing clients and witnesses
  • Case management
  • Conducting legal research
  • And many other law-related duties

Career Paths:

At Berkeley College, our career-focused curricula are designed with job preparation in mind. Most of our majors offer specific Career Paths for students. By working with professional advisory boards, these Career Paths recommend elective courses that complement the program curricula and help develop the exact career skills that employers look for when hiring graduates or promoting employees.

Program Locations: 

Legal Studies Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is offered in: Brooklyn, New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, Online

Legal Studies Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) is offered in: Brooklyn, New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, Online

Want to learn more about Berkeley's Legal Studies program?

You’ll find additional information in our Catalog, including the different degrees offered, descriptions of the courses you’ll take, the department faculty, and much more. You can always live chat or contact us with questions.