Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services degree program provides a solid foundation in legal theory and practice, offering you a broad-based knowledge of the law as well as practical areas of study required by many professions both inside and outside the legal field. The program could also prepare you for or enhance your skills within the paralegal field.

The curriculum is regularly evaluated and updated so your courses are based on current knowledge, research, and case studies in the field. You'll learn from professors who are legal practitioners with real-world experience in legal services, law, and policy. And you’ll have regular opportunities to collaborate with faculty members and classmates via live seminars, discussions boards, and one-on-one instructor interactions.

The legal support and services bachelor’s degree is not just for those seeking to work in a law firm. Corporations, insurance firms, consulting firms, and health care institutions often hire legal support and services staff.

Students of the program also have the option of selecting the paralegal studies concentration, which includes courses in litigation, criminal law, and administrative law.

You may wish to consider this program if you are interested in starting or enhancing your career in the legal support and services or paralegal field, or changing your current career status.* Individuals with an associate's degree who wish to advance into a position requiring a higher level of legal knowledge should also consider this program. 

As one of the largest providers of online legal studies programs in the United States†, Kaplan University has helped over 6,500 legal studies graduates achieve their educational goals since 2001. So when you earn your degree from Kaplan University, you join one of the most active and diverse alumni communities in the legal field.

Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services

This Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program offers a practical curriculum and specialized elective options that allow you to customize your education, including a concentration in paralegal studies.

Courses offer a well-rounded academic foundation that emphasizes analytical thinking, reading comprehension, and communication skills while helping students develop the practical skills relevant to today’s job market. 

It is designed to teach you:

  • Theory and Principles: Define the basic theories, elements, and principles of law such as justice, natural law, civil rights, and the social contract between a citizen and the government. 
  • Research: Find relevant primary and secondary legal sources in electronic and print media and apply them to specific fact scenarios using prescribed analysis and argument. 
  • Investigation: Apply investigative techniques to support the development of a legal argument. 
  • Communication: Produce communications using theoretical and practical concepts from specialized areas of law. 
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluate the role of legal theory and practice in the practice of societal institutions. 
  • Real-World Applications: Apply legal principles and research data to the analysis of social, political, and economic issues. 
  • Practical and Technical Skills: Develop skills in legal research and legal writing and competencies relevant to many legal support positions. 
  • Foundational Knowledge of the Law: Build legal administrative skills. 

Professional Competencies: Exhibit professionalism while assisting during legal proceedings or investigations, preparing documents, managing technology, and researching legal issues.

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Paralegal Studies Concentration

The paralegal studies concentration offered within the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services includes courses in litigation, criminal law, and administrative law.

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Our Tuition Cap Lowers the Cost of Your Education

At Kaplan University, we are constantly searching for ways to help students seek a brighter future, and that includes making sure our tuition costs are as low as possible. That is why we are introducing the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.

How it works: When you enroll in a participating Tuition Cap program at Kaplan University, your tuition will be capped, ensuring that you only pay a fixed amount for your education. Once you hit your cap, you will no longer have to make any payments for the rest of your education at Kaplan University, even if you have to retake a course, as long as you meet and maintain all enrollment requirements for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap program. 

Why it helps: Not only will you know exactly how much your education will cost when you enroll, but our Tuition Cap will also help you save 33%* off the total cost of your tuition. It’s part of our promise to help make college education more accessible and more affordable. Click here for answers to commonly asked questions.

*Per-credit tuition reductions are based on standard tuition rate of $371.00 multiplied by the number of credits required to complete the degree.

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Why Kaplan University?

Degree Path Flexibility

Work toward any of the following Kaplan University master's degrees while you earn your bachelor's degree: Master of Public AdministrationMaster of Science in Legal StudiesMaster of Science in Human Services, or Master of Science in Psychology.  

Transfer Credit Assessment 

We'll help assess your  prior learning and experience to see what qualifies for college credit―credit that could save you time and money, and help you earn your degree sooner.§

Learning That Fits Your Schedule

Our online degree programs are designed to provide you with the flexibility to attend college while you work. Together we'll develop a study schedule that allows you to balance work, family, and your education.

Experienced Faculty

You'll learn from faculty who are experienced in their respective fields. They bring a wealth of real-world experience to the courses they teach, so you learn the relevant skills and knowledge you need to excel in your chosen field.  

Nationally Recognized University 

Kaplan University was included in the rankings of "Best Online Bachelor's Programs" by U.S. News and World Report for the third consecutive year.

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We're confident that once you attend Kaplan University you'll find everything you need, from a high-quality education to dedicated support and service. The Kaplan CommitmentSM lets you try us for 3 weeks with no tuition obligation beyond the application fee. See for yourself why 94% of our students believe Kaplan University help them achieve their personal and career goals.#

Commitment and Support You Can Count On 

  • Work one-on-one with an Education Advisor to build a personalized degree plan that aligns best with your ultimate career goal.
  • Connect with an enthusiastic community of students from every corner of the country, and learn from faculty members who actively participate in their profession.
  • Participate in interactive webinars, informative speaker series, and student clubs where you'll interact with industry leaders and network with individuals who share your passion for driving positive change.
  • Visit the Center for Public Service, an active online community designed to connect and inform those interested in the public service professions such as human services. The Center provides:
    • Faculty articles offering career guidance based on real-life experiences
    • Information such as spotlights on employers and alumni success stories
    • Yearly recognition of human services faculty and students already serving in the profession
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Certain segments of the legal field are projected to expand as businesses create in-house legal departments and litigation continues to rise. Opportunities for legal assistants within law firms are also projected to expand as firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and lower their expenses.§ However, while opportunities are expected to rise, the legal field remains a competitive one.  

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the legal, business, government, health care, banking, real estate, or the service industry. Positions you could pursue with this degree include:

Title Examiner

Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. Compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

Legal Secretary

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research. Sample job titles: Judicial Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Litigation Assistant, and Magistrate Assistant.

Paralegal or Legal Assistant

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. Sample job titles: Immigration Paralegal, Legal Analyst, Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Paralegal Specialist, Real Estate Paralegal, Contracts Paralegal, and Litigation Paralegal.

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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Curriculum: Standard Track

  • Bachelor's Core

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I Change

      Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II Change

      This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE Change

      This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

      Credits:

      3

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

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    • MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS Change

      Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA Change

      This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HU 200: ARTS AND HUMANITIES—MODERN CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Change

      As a human, you have the unique ability to appreciate beauty. This course will help you to discover human potential as expressed through the arts and humanities. In this course, you will evaluate the impact of creative expression on cultures by studying examples from the humanities disciplines. You will investigate how creative expressions broaden perspective. As an arts and humanities student, you will analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply this new found insight to your career goals, community, and daily experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 245: ETHICS Change

      In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE Change

      In this course you will be introduced to the humanities through a survey of human social and cultural life in a global setting. By investigating the social, artistic, religious, and economic developments of countries throughout the world, you will better understand each country’s cultural identity as well as begin to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD Change

      This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES Change

      In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY Change

      Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE Change

      Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM Change

      This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Change

      The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH Change

      This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

  • Major

    Total Major Credits: 93

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • LS 100: INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND LEGAL PROFESSION Change

      This course examines the foundation, organization, and structure of the American legal system with an emphasis on the careers available in the legal profession through an exploration of the roles and responsibilities in the legal field. Students will learn the professional and ethical practices needed to succeed as a legal support professional or as a legal specialist.
       

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • CM 206: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS Change

      This course introduces students to the principles of interpersonal communication and emphasizes how to be a more effective communicator in professional and personal situations. Emphasis is on interpersonal communication in varying contexts, focusing on professional communication as well as personal, social, and cultural dimensions. Topics include the communication process, the influence of perception on communication, verbal and nonverbal elements of interaction, listening, the communication of emotions, conflict management, and effective communication strategies.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any College Composition I course

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 185: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE Change

      It is important for members of the legal support team to have a strong foundation in the fundamental rules, court cases, concepts, and trends of key subjects in American law. This course provides an American legal background covering civil and common law traditions, the legal profession, constitutional law, and a survey of specific areas of law. Upon successful completion of this course you will have a solid understanding of the American legal system.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 204: LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING Change

      Two of the most basic tasks performed by a legal support team member are legal research and written analysis—finding the law, analyzing the component parts of written opinions, and applying the reasoning of relevant legal authorities to a factual situation. Upon successful completion of this course you will have gained specialized skills in the area of legal research and the ability to analyze and synthesize legal authority. Additionally, you will be able to draft correspondence and memoranda commonly used in the practice of law.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      CM 220

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 244: ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING Change

      This course focuses on researching legal issues and drafting legal documents using the results of student research. Emphasis will be placed on briefing and analyzing court opinions and other legal sources, applying the legal rationale to a given factual situation, and drafting documents commonly used in legal practice. This course also teaches you how to present the results of research in a professional manner.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 204

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • PA 253: LEGAL ETHICS Change

      Legal assistants and paralegals must always consider the duties owed to clients by both the lawyer and the paralegal. In this course, you will learn to evaluate ethical dilemmas you may encounter as a legal professional and appropriately apply the rules of professional responsibility to these situations. This course discusses the duties and responsibilities regarding the ethical conduct of the paralegal in the legal workforce, codes of ethics, unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and more.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 308: LAW AND SOCIETY Change

      The student completing this course will learn about the law as a generic entity with pervasive influence in all aspects of social interaction, formation, and change. Theories of design, enforcement, and remediation under the American system and interacting with different global systems will provide the student the opportunity to gain appreciation of the value, reach, and utility of a well-defined legal system. 

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      PA 201 or any legal research course

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 311: BUSINESS LAW Change

      This course introduces the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system as it applies to business in the contemporary global economy. Areas covered include the legal environment of business, torts and crimes, contracts, employment relations, and business organizations. The course will also look at the relationship between business and law in the context of current events that impact our communities.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 312: ETHICS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT Change

      This course explores the legal principles and ethical theories that relate to business situations. The course examines the ethics of a business decision as it relates to stakeholders. Topics include the foundations of moral development and ethical decision making, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder management, and the legal principles that apply to ethics in business.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 490: LEGAL PHILOSOPHY Change

      This course provides the student with an opportunity to look at a number of historically significant philosophical and legal thinkers and theories. The student will analyze and compare them to the American theoretical and philosophical system. Critical thinking skills and communication competence are built through the individual and collaborative discussion and analysis process. Upon completion of the final project, the student will be able to identify the most historically significant legal philosophers and assess American legal philosophy in historical context. Further, philosophical thinking that contributed directly to the design of our system will be understood in current legal context. 

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 308

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • PA 412: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Change

      This course introduces alternative methods to litigation for resolving disputes including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Topics covered include: the nature and sources of conflict, the mediator’s role in resolving disputes, and other adjudicative and nonadjudicative processes. Related policy, ethical, and practice issues are also covered. In addition, the course addresses both the law and the practices of domestic and international commercial arbitration, which includes: a) federal and state statutes favoring arbitration, international treaties, and judicial review of arbitration awards; b) choosing the arbitrators; c) drafting arbitration clauses; and d) the lawyer’s conduct in an arbitration and how the skills used differ from those used in litigation. 

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • CONCENTRATION COURSES OR ELECTIVES Change

      Credits:

      22

      Prerequisites Required:

      N/A
      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • LS 495: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LEGAL SUPPORT AND STUDIES CAPSTONE Change

      This course is designed as the culminating experience of the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services. This course comprises a series of assignments that integrate the core concepts from the judicial studies and practice program outcomes and curriculum. The assignments are designed to test application and critical thinking skills as students work through fact-based scenarios and analyze issues affecting practical legal matters.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term or Dean approval

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.

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    • IT 133: MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS ON DEMAND Change

      This course teaches students to use the current Microsoft Office suite of applications. Topics include an introduction to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and cloud-based file management systems. Students will also learn how to analyze appropriate software applications to address solutions within a profession.

      Dynamic Description:

      Throughout your educational and professional career, you may often need to use such applications as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. IT 133: Microsoft Office Applications On Demand, will provide you with those desired skills and the ability to meet the demands of future classes and requirements in today's workplace. You will acquire some powerful take away skills in this class that can be used to further enhance your Microsoft Office application skills.

      What's Next?

      After successfully completing IT 133, you may want to learn more about Excel. If that is the case then consider taking IT 153: Spreadsheet Applications. This course will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the power of Excel. The skills you will acquire in IT 133 are relevant to what businesses are currently looking for in perspective employees and could help prepare you for your upcoming job searches.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
    • PA 230: INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL TECHNOLOGY Change

      Technology is pervasive and the modern law office is chock-full of technological appliances, tools, and applications that the paralegal must be able to master. At the core of most software applications are the basics—word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and tools for presentations. Of course, the ubiquitous communication tool, email, is the center of modern electronic communications. This course will explore the most common tools and applications found in law firms and those that every “technology-literate” paralegal must know. Word processing, document assembly programs, and tools for case management, time and billing, calendaring, electronic communications, and creating presentations are a few of the topics explored in this course. Students will leave this course with a solid foundation of the basics in legal technology.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

      Online students will take PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology.
  • Electives

    Total Electives Credits: 54

    Total Program Credits: 180

Curriculum: Concentration

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  • Paralegal Concentration

    Total Paralegal Concentration Credits: 22

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • PA 110: CIVIL LITIGATION Change

      This course introduces students to civil litigation, the civil law process, rights, and procedures. Topics include informal fact gathering and investigation, case management and strategy, jurisdiction, the structure of the court systems in the United States, parties, pleadings, and motions.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

    • PA 260: CRIMINAL LAW Change

      In this course, students learn about criminal law. They learn about the elements and types of crimes, including homicide, crimes against the person, crimes against habitation and occupancy, crimes against property, sexual offenses, and crimes involving more than one defendant. They also cover criminal capacity and defenses to crimes. Finally, students are introduced to criminal procedures followed in the United States and the concept of probable cause.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

    • PA 301: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Change

      This course provides a basic overview of administrative law and procedure. In addition to identifying sources of administrative law and procedure, this course covers agency actions, controls on agency actions, administrative hearings, and appellate procedures for administrative decisions.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      PA 110

    • PA 305: LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT Change

      Legal professionals are often called upon to handle office management functions. Effective law office managers save their offices time and money and become valuable members of the legal team. The management skills covered in this course can be applied to any office. This course guides students in creating a procedures manual that can be used at the office and as a portfolio of their work.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      LS 100

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*Graduates are not authorized to practice law and will not be eligible to sit for any state’s bar examination.

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2015-2016 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Legal Professions and Studies, on the Internet at nces.ed.gov/IPEDS. Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Kaplan University compared to other Title IV, 2- and 4-year degree-granting institutions.

Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice to consumers.

§Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Legal/Paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.