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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 may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or job-related assignment for a valuable learning experience
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions: Legal Studies

Associate’s and Bachelor’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.

Students in the Legal Studies degree program at Berkeley College:

  • Perform law-related work in a wide range of disciplines
  • Engage in coursework focused on legal theory and practical application with attorneys in both private and public practice
  • Are taught by exceptional faculty, including experienced corporate, litigation, and government attorneys, who bring firsthand knowledge to the classroom
  • Receive instruction in current technology used in law-related applications, and electronic legal research databases
  • Study coursework focused on developing skills in critical reasoning and analysis, communication, research, writing, and more.

The program offers students a seamless transition between an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree.

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

No. The Legal Studies degree program is only offered at the campuses in New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, and through Berkeley College Online®

Many Berkeley College programs include an internship, job-related assignment, or practicum for a valuable learning experience.

Businesses and organizations of all kinds face legal issues in their day-to-day operations. In addition to the law firms and attorneys, they depend on, opportunities for legal professionals exist in many other areas of business.

Graduates of the Legal Studies program can apply for such positions as:

  • Legal assistants
  • Legal analysts
  • Researchers
  • Paralegals
  • Administrative personnel
  • Court assistants

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