In 350 B.C., Aristotle said that "the rule of law is better than the rule of any individual." Since then, law may have adapted to sweeping changes in society, but it remains the system of rules by which we understand our rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Law is not just about... lawyers. Au contraire: It is a broad field that encompasses a variety of subsets, all bound together by a code of ethics. Popular disciplines include international law, constitutional law, property law, criminal law, and contract law. The government is the central institution that enforces law, but the legal industry is largely independent, if not driven by corporate and non-profit entities in addition to public institutions.
While attorneys are required to go through advanced training at law school and pass the rigorous bar exam in order to practice law, many other professions are available to candidates holding an associate's or bachelor's degree. These days, degrees in Law and Legal Studies can be completed completely at online law school, allowing individuals to prepare for a meaningful career change without having to change their entire lives.
Programs in Law and/or Legal Studies address in-depth how the judicial system work. Students may choose to focus on a specific subset of law. Through training and internship opportunities, they also prepare students for a variety of challenging and well-paying jobs in the field, including work as a paralegal, legal secretary, or court stenographer. Studying law at the undergraduate level is also the best foundation for a future in law school, where students not only gain additional knowledge, but also the credentials to practice as full-fledged attorneys.
Vermont Law School's Master of Environmental Law and Policy is designed for lawyers and non-lawyers from a variety of professional backgrounds. more >
Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). more >
Individuals who desire an education in law - but do not desire to practice law - should enroll in the Executive JD program. more >
Senior justice professionals must understand law, constitutional protections, finance, budgets and employment policies. more >
Thomas Jefferson School of Law's online programs develop students' expertise in international law. more >
The Kaplan University online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to help prepare working law enforcement, other criminal justice professionals, and active military personnel to p more >
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. more >
Champlain College's 36-credit, unique Master of Science in Law (MSL) program educates non-lawyer working professionals about the law. more >
The Pre-Law program is an area major designed to afford qualified students a broad-based liberal arts education integrated with coursework in business, economics, and accounting. more >
This programme provides a thorough grounding in the legal skills and knowledge required in today's global business environment. more >
At Hodges University, the principal objective of the Legal Studies program is to offer a curriculum of law, liberal arts, and business which meets the needs of the legal community and the individual s more >
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Legal Studies emphasis is designed for students seeking to expand their understanding of the law, social order and justice. more >
The online Associate of Science in Legal Studies degree program at Post University is a career-focused pathway to a variety of professional careers where undergraduate legal skills are required. more >
Legal assisting and paralegal are actually the same profession, however some geographical areas prefer one title over the other. more >
Brandman University's Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies prepares you for entry into professions where knowledge of the legal or constitutional order is required. more >
The Environmental Policy Certificate offers an excellent opportunity to achieve advanced knowledge and professional certification in the formulation and implementation of policies that achieve sustain more >