Legal Studies

Amarillo College’s Legal Studies program is one of only about a dozen college programs in Texas to hold prestigious approval from the American Bar Association (ABA). The program is designed to fast track students to professional certificates or associate degrees in applied science, either of which can lead to immediate entry into the workforce. The program is also a great launching pad for students intending to enter law school or other related fields.

Legal Studies

What can you do with a Legal Studies degree or certificate?


No law office is complete without the presence of those equipped with formal Legal Studies expertise – legal assistants and/or paralegals, careers as excellent as they are popular. Additionally, graduates often have designs on peripheral careers – from consultants to FBI agents and court administrators. A Legal Studies Degree provides the scholarly foundation necessary for a host of law-related careers and for further baccalaureate or graduate-degree studies, too.

Legal Studies

Follow your path to a Certificate or stack them to get your Degree


Enter the Workforce in as little as 2 semesters

Legal Studies  -  Certificate

1st Semester – 12 hrs

LGLA 1307 Introduction to Law and the Legal Profession   

3 hr.

BCIS 1305 – Business Computer Applications

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs.

LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation

3 hrs

2nd Semester – 12 hrs.

LGLA 2305 Interviewing and Investigating

3 hrs.

LGLA 1301  Legal Research and Writing

3 hrs.

ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving 

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

   3 hrs

 

Legal Studies - Digital Forensics Certificate

1st Semester – 15 hrs

BUSI 2301 - Business Law I

3 hrs

CRIJ 2314 - Criminal Investigation

3 hrs

ITDF 1300 - Introduction to Digital Forensics

3 hrs

ITDF 2325 - Digital Forensic Tools

3 hrs

ITSC 1307 - UNIX Operating System I

or

ITSC 2335 - Application Software Problem Sol

3 hrs

 

LegalStudies  - AAS– (B & I Pathway)

1stSemester – 15 hrs

LGLA 1307 Introduction to Law and the Legal Profession

3 hr.

BCIS 1305 – Business Computer Applications

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs.

ENGL 1301- Freshman Comp I

3 hrs

LPC credit

3 hrs

2ndSemester – 15 hrs.

LGLA 2305 Interviewing and Investigating

3 hrs.

ENGL 1302 Composition II

3 hrs.

POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

   3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

  3 hrs

3rdSemester – 15 hrs

LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation

3 hrs.

MATH 1324 Math for Business & Social Science

3 hrs.

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs.

4thSemester – 15 hrs.

LGLA 1301  LegalResearch and Writing

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs

Legal studies related course   

3 hrs

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3 hrs

SPCH from approved list

3 hrs