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Legal Studies (LSAAS)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: South Omaha Campus

This degree prepares students for transfer to pre-law programs or for a career as either a paralegal or a legal administrative assistant.

Graduation Requirements

General education

27.0

Major requirements

36.0

Option requirements

36.0–39.5

Total credit hours required

99.0–102.5

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)

Communications

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Humanities/social sciences

PHIL 1100Critical ReasoningONLINE

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1410StatisticsONLINE

4.5

Take MATH 1410 or higher level MATH course. Additional prerequisite(s) may be required.

Other

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Major requirements for Legal Studies (36.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

BSAD 1100Business Law IONLINE

4.5

LAWS 1101Introduction to Law

4.5

LAWS 1111Microsoft Word for the Law OfficeONLINE

4.5

LAWS 1230Legal Research and Writing I

4.5

LAWS 2240Legal Research and Writing II

4.5

LAWS 2324Criminal Law and Procedures

4.5

POLS 2050American National GovernmentONLINE

4.5

OR

POLS 2060The ConstitutionONLINE

4.5

SPCH 1110Public SpeakingONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Option requirements for Legal Studies (33.0-39.5 credit hrs.)

The legal studies degree options are available in the areas listed below. See the following pages for specific additional courses required to satisfy each option.

Legal Administrative Assistant (33.0 credit hrs.)

Legal Studies – Legal Administrative Assistant (LSAAO)

Paralegal (39.5 credit hrs.)

Legal Studies – Paralegal (LSPAO)

Pre-law (36.0 credit hrs.)

Legal Studies – Pre-Law (LSPLO)