Associate of Science in Legal StudiesHerzing University

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Associate of Science in Legal Studies

The Associate of Science in Legal Studies degree 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, governmental 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, and other legal office administration, but do not include practicing law, advising clients, or setting fees since paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

AccreditationHerzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The Higher Learning Commission can be contacted at 800.621.7440 or 30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.
RequirementsYou must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Herzing University cannot accept enrollments from the District of Columbia or the state of Texas at this time.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelAssociate
Cost Per CreditTuition is $460 per semester credit hour and undergraduate tuition includes use of textbooks, either new or in good condition, or e-books.