teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Strong job growth
Real Estate and Land Development Law
An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations affecting real estate and land development.
An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations affecting land, sea, air, and space transportation.
An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations affecting federal Indian law, tribal law and policy, and Indigenous peoples' human rights.
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
A program that prepares individuals to serve as legal office managers, special assistants, and legal secretaries. Includes instruction in office management, secretarial science, principles of U.S. or Canadian law, legal terminology and documentation, legal research, legal software applications, law office procedures, record-keeping, billing, applicable policies and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
A program that prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigatory, record-keeping and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court. Includes instruction in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations.
Court Reporting and Captioning/Court Reporter
A program that prepares individuals to record and transcribe examinations, testimony, judicial orders and instructions, legal opinions, and other formal proceedings via print or electronic methods. Includes instruction in legal terminology, legal transcription, shorthand, verbatim recording, equipment operation and procedures, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
A program of study that prepares individuals to provide accurate translation and interpretation between two or more languages for parties involved in a legal proceeding. Includes instruction in courtroom standards and procedures, court interpreting, legal terminology, consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation, and sight translation.
An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform editing and word processing on a court reporter transcript to ensure the accuracy of the transcripts. Includes instruction in legal terminology, legal transcriptioning, machine shorthand, and computer-aided transcription software.