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Legal Studies

A wide range of skills and opportunities

The legal field presents more opportunities than ever. To meet growing needs, 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 Legal Studies degree programs provide the analytical, technical, and research skills to enter a career in many different areas of legal support services. The program also offers a Pre Law Advisory Center, which provides special resources and support for 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

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 

Here’s what sets the Berkeley Legal Studies program apart:

  • You’ll learn from professors with experience in corporate, litigation, government, and other areas of law
  • You’ll perform research using current law-related applications and electronic legal research databases
  • You’ll benefit from frequent guest speakers and special industry-related events
  • You’ll participate in an internship or job-related assignment within the legal field
  • You’ll have exceptional networking opportunities through faculty and alumni connections

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

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: New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, Online

Legal Studies Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) is offered in: 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.