Law School Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as advisors and representatives who guide their clients through an increasingly complex society. Lawyers are also advocates in civil or criminal actions, protecting clients' legal rights.
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Programs:
  • Online Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy
  • Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy

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Hofstra University is a private institution whose primary mission is to provide a quality education to its students in an environment that encourages, nurtures and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind. Hofstra University is committed to academic freedom and to the transmission, advancement and preservation of knowledge for its own academic community and the community at large.

Programs:
  • Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 


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Programs:
  • Paralegal Diploma

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Turn your talents into a career. Nationally recognized and accredited Platt College offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia, IT Networking and Paralegal.
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How to Prepare for a Career in Law

If you are considering a career as an attorney, be prepared for a great deal of schooling. Seven years of postsecondary education are required--a four-year college degree, followed by three years of specific legal studies in law school. Proficiency in writing, speaking, analyzing, researching, reading, and logical thinking are required for acceptance to law school. Applicants must also score well on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which tests an applicant's aptitude to study law. Law school coursework includes:
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Criminal and civil law
  • Legal research and writing
  • Constitutional, federal, and property law
  • Legal theory
  • Professional responsibility and ethics
  • Specialized training in specific areas of the law
Law school graduates must also pass the bar exam in the state in which they plan to practice. In addition to becoming an attorney, a law degree is also useful for law enforcement positions such as FBI agents. A law degree is also helpful for advancement in county, state, and any other government law enforcement position. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008 the median annual income of wage-and-salaried lawyers was $110,590. However, because many lawyers are self-employed, this does not reflect the potential earnings of all lawyers. Although the demand for attorneys is expected to grow at an average rate, the high number of law school graduates makes it a very competitive field.