Legal Studies, A.S.

Legal Studies, A.S.

Paralegel in courtroom
  • Prepare for a career as an attorney, court reporter, paralegal, legal assistant, or legal secretary.
  • Employment in legal occupations is projected to grow 10 percent by 2031, faster than the average for other jobs.
  • Real law classes taught by licensed attorneys!
source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Locations where this degree is offered:

Vincennes Campus

What can I expect during my time at VU?

  • Our instructors will help you set the foundation for a rewarding career in the legal field.
  • The University’s instructors are true experts and readily available to help students gain the academic and practical skills they need to excel.
  • The University offers substantial academic and social support systems to help students learn and grow.
  • Small class sizes enable students to participate fully in activities and discussions and to seek out extra help when needed.
  • Affordable tuition allows students to graduate with less debt.

What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates work in law offices, federal and state offices, courthouses, and corporate offices throughout the United States. The University offers two-year degrees that will prepare you to start a career working in law firms or courthouses immediately after graduation as well as transfer options to four-year universities to complete a bachelor’s degree before enrolling in law school.  As part of their preparation for law school, students also can earn a bachelor’s degree at VU through the Homeland Security Department.

Is this degree accredited?

Vincennes University's institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the specialized accreditations and approvals obtained by various programs are located on our Accreditation and Licensure page.

Vincennes University recognizes the importance of programmatic licensure, ensuring that graduates meet the requirements set by professional licensing boards. By adhering to rigorous standards and seeking recognition from accrediting bodies, Vincennes University demonstrates its dedication to offering quality education and preparing students for successful careers.

Have questions?

We are happy to chat with you to answer your questions and understand your personal goals.
Please reach out to us at or call 812-888-4313 for more information.