Legal Studies

Associate of Applied Science

Herkimer County Community College

  • Designated As
    Plus Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    62
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Applied Science
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Legal Studies AAS from Herkimer Community College prepares students for positions in law offices, banks, real estate firms, brokerage houses, federal, state and local government agencies and other institutions requiring employees with legal training. Responsibilities include assisting an attorney in legal research, the preparation of documents for hearings or trial and other support services.


The goals of this program are to enable students to:

    maintain redundant legal calendaring, client trust fund accounting and file tracking systems;

    describe the essential elements of contract law;

    describe the process for initiating and maintaining a civil lawsuit in the federal and state court systems;

    describe the major legal principles of real estate and property law, tort law, family law, and the law concerning the administration of wills, trusts and estates; and

    describe the process for conducting legal research on assigned topics / issues from contract, family, criminal, real estate, wills/trusts/estates, and tort law using both manual and computer assisted legal research and to summarize these legal research findings in the format of a legal memorandum.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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