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Choose An Award-Winning Legal Studies Program When You Choose Hodges U

Today’s businesses and nonprofit organizations face an increasingly complex regulatory and legal environment, resulting in a strong demand for employees with legal training. Whether you are starting in law as a Paralegal or looking to achieve your Juris Master (Master’s in Legal Studies) – our programs provide the underlying knowledge needed to succeed in your career!

  • Associate in Paralegal Studies. If you have minimal training or are getting started in the legal field, then begin with the Associate in Paralegal Studies Degree. This degree program is designed to prepare students for in-demand positions beginning on day one.
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. The BS in Legal Studies is an excellent pathway to either pursue education as a lawyer or attend graduate school for your Juris Master. Graduates have stated that they felt well prepared for their future endeavors based on the education they received at Hodges U.
  • Juris Master (JM) Formerly Master’s in Legal Studies. The JM is designed for non-lawyers and is intended to provide professionals with the practical legal skills they need in for-profit and non-profit landscapes, both locally and globally.

Our monthly course start dates and accelerated programs make it possible to complete your education, at your pace and on your schedule – whether you attend full-time or part-time. (See below for full information about our degree programs.)

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Juris Master (JM)

Why You Need A Juris Master (JM)

  • The JM is intended for students who like the Law but do not wish to become a Lawyer.
  • The program consists of 10 Courses and is completed 100% Online.
  • It is designed for students to increase their knowledge of core legal concepts involved in topics like Antidiscrimination Law and Perspectives of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Learn about subject matters such as Professional Legal Research, Negotiation and Advocacy, Legal Theory, and more.
  • The JM Curriculum is aimed at enhancing critical thinking skills.

Why Hodges’ JM Program?

Hottest Jobs:

  • Compliance Officer
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneur/Business Partner

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Bachelor's in Legal Studies

BS in Legal Studies Provides a Solid Foundation in Legal Theory and Practice Needed for Law School or the Juris Master

  • BS in Legal Studies is a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide a solid foundation in legal theory and practice.
  • It is intended to ready students to pursue a graduate degree in law and other disciplines such as JM, JD, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Healthcare Administration, or Government.
  • Receive innovative eLitigation law training with eDiscovery and eLitigation courses.
  • Graduates of the BS in Legal Studies attain competencies and training to understand the legal terminology necessary to work cooperatively with attorneys and other legal professionals such as Legal Assistants, Court Assistants, Probation Officers, Research Assistants, or Administrative Supervisors.
  • Our professors are experienced lawyers, bringing the real world into the classroom.

You Simply Can’t Do Better Than Hodges!

Hottest Jobs:

  • Legal Contracts Manager
  • Law Office Manager

Associate in Paralegal Studies

Competitive Paralegal Education That Works!

  • Readies students to sit for the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam or Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Exam.
  • All size law firms need paralegals and legal assistants, making an AS in Paralegal Studies an in-demand option to start working in the field of law.
  • Graduates from our AS in Paralegal Studies program are in great demand because our training readies them to start working for a law firm on day one.
  • Offered in 100% Online format.
  • The law is constantly changing. Be prepared for these changes when you choose our innovative, cutting-edge training in classes such as Technology, Court Policies and Procedures, New Legislation, and Case Law.
  • Gain skills to address eDiscovery and eLitigation.

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Why Attend Hodges?

  • Hodges named in Top 10 Associate in Paralegal Studies Online.
  • Recognized by Best Colleges as Best Online Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies Program.
  • Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • The AS in Paralegal Studies makes you an excellent candidate for the Hodges’ Bachelor in Legal Studies.
  • Flexible Monthly Courses that are designed for working adults.

Hottest Jobs:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant

Majani Lullein (Vice President), ESL, Paralegal and Proud Hodges U Grad

After completing the ESL program, Majani enrolled in Hodges’ Associate of Science in paralegal studies program, saying, “As a first-generation college student, I have always been interested in the law and how the rulings of the courts impact serious issues in the world. I also felt that it would be a good degree for an independent business professional such as myself.”

Majani Lullein continues to serve as a community spokesperson, sharing her story of success through TV, magazines, newspapers and radio, saying, “I meet people who share their own Hodges experience with me. Many of them are immigrants, people with big hopes and dreams, and they tell me that my story of overcoming language and cultural barriers inspired them to learn more, work harder and get their education.”

Get started on your #MyHodgesStory today. 

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Hodges University skyrockets above the rest in terms of creating the best environment to succeed! The accelerated pace classes allow a student the progress needed to feel like they are striving for a degree that doesn't seem to take forever; I wouldn't want it any other way! Nicole Bischoff BS Legal Studies
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