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Legal Studies

Not all skilled legal professionals have a law degree. A range of professions rely on people who can interpret the law. Our interactive online bachelor’s degree builds real-world skills that could translate into careers in human resources, social work, government relations, compliance, real estate, and much more.

Approved by ABA (American Bar Association)

Meet the Dean of Legal Studies – Wendy Notz, JD


Join Growing Career Fields

For a variety of professions, a legal education is a pathway for advancement. This degree program helps our students learn to conduct research, apply legal terminology, and interpret various categories of law — all while developing organizational skills to put this knowledge to work.

A degree from American National University could change your life for the better starting with a new career.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Start with ANU. Since 1886, we’ve been helping students succeed in promising, growing career fields. Today, we offer convenient, affordable online programs to save you time and money as you pursue your goals.

Participate in live online classes, as well as interactive video systems. We make it easier than ever to get the education you need.

Classes start soon, enroll today.

What You’ll Learn

American National University’s Paralegal studies curriculum was designed with input from working professionals in the legal industry, focusing on relevant legal subjects such as real estate, bankruptcy, immigration, and tort law. You will also develop an understanding of how to use industry-standard legal research tools, as well as skills in understanding legal terminology and drafting legal documents.

In additional to a comprehensive paralegal education, you will gain career skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive legal marketplace through a 120-hour externship at a local business or organization.

Students will take the Paralegal Certification exam offered through Lexis+® Certification Program as part of the PLG207 Legal Research and Writing course.

American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your degree you can immediately use your training to advance as you continue your education in high-demand fields at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

We Bring Our University To You

With our innovative learning formats, we bring you a High-Tech, High-Touch learning experience. ZOOM video courses let you be live, in class from anywhere you have an internet connection. 100% distance education courses allow you to set your own schedule for weekly assignments and discussions. On-campus labs give you the practical, hands-on training you can’t get anywhere else (select majors).

A Global University Experience

Our Global Meet technology allows you to have one-on-one discussions with admissions, financial aid, career services, and other staff without ever leaving home. Through ANU Global Teach, you’ll learn from professors from your community, your region, and indeed – the whole world. And thanks to ANU Global Learn, you will have worldwide access to resources from textbooks, interactive learning modules, study guides, and a vast array of library resources 24/7 at no additional cost.