Whether you're interested in a paralegal studies degree or in pursuing an advanced graduate degree in the discipline, this program offers an impressive foundational perspective into the U.S. legal system.
We offer a comprehensive selection of interdisciplinary degrees as part of our popular online legal studies program. Students explore legal meanings, practices, and values, and they develop working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and procedures. Through research and case analysis, the program explores the political, economic, and cultural powers that influence contemporary legal systems.
The program challenges students to develop sound research and communication skills and provides a framework for critical legal investigation and for building persuasive arguments on jurisprudence. Students interact with motivated peers who share the same passion for legal studies and professional development. The legal studies faculty is comprised of knowledgeable instructors, many who are experts in law and related fields. American Public University System is an officially recognized member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC Member Number 5070).
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