Degree Completion in Law and Legal
About Law & Legal
The legal system of the United States is a source of pride for every American, and is viewed with the highest degree of respect across the world. From crossing a street to buying a house, the legal system plays an undeniable and essential role. Professionals holding a degree in law & legal studies form the very backbone of this system, and work very hard for protecting our rights and for the rule of truth and justice in the country. In addition to representing clients at legal proceedings, lawyers also prepare legal documents, conduct research and act as counsels, giving legal advice to their clients.
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About the Degree
The field of law is divided into many sub-fields such as criminal, property, bankruptcy, and environmental law. A bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) or paralegal studies is the requirement for paralegal and associate positions at law firms. These four-year degrees are designed around a comprehensive syllabus that ensures students gain a deep insight into the working of the legal system while developing important communication and inter-personal skills. These degrees are followed by three years of law school, which include courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property laws, criminal law, prosecution and corporate law.
Most lawyers start work as associates and slowly work their way up to become independent attorneys. About 30% of all lawyers are self employed, running their own corporations or practicing as partners in a law firm. Among government bodies, most of the lawyers are employed by the Department of Justice and the Treasury Department. Average wages stand at $58,000 for entry level positions; and increase into six figure salaries for experienced attorneys.