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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of lawyers is expected to increase as fast as average through the year 2020.* While the legal field has always been competitive, there isn't just competition among aspiring attorneys anymore: many companies are now using paralegals and accounting firms to perform tasks formerly reserved for attorneys.
You could gain an edge on the competition through an accredited online Legal Studies degree program, like our ABA-accredited Juris Doctorate degree program. Our Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's programs could prepare you for managerial and legal positions in business, government and non-profit organizations, as well as court reporting.
You'll immerse yourself in constitutional law, contracts, property law, torts, civil procedure, legal writing, research and communication. You can choose from an array of specialties, including health care, intellectual property, venture capital, energy, elderly, antitrust, or environmental law.
These programs are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and in about three years, you could complete your degree while learning from instructors who balance theory and real-world applications. Explore the online Legal programs below and request more information today.
Explore strategies for creating and implementing effective public policy through Walden University’s Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.
Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues.
Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community.
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.).
By earning a Master of Science in Legal Studies online, you could prepare yourself to pursue a career that requires a strong understanding of the law and its interaction with societal institutions.
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree program is designed to help you achieve professional success in an existing or future career in business, government, health care, or legal services.