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