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Professional Legal Studies Associate of Applied Science

A professional legal studies career school in the Kansas City metro area - Overland Park, KS

Associate of Applied Science in Professional Legal Studies

The professional legal studies associate of applied science degree will provide students with a well-rounded education, including an emphasis in legal training that affords the student a unique and valuable perspective upon entering various professions in which knowledge of the law is essential. The program consists of a major core of legal courses to include legal research, contracts, torts, civil procedure, and business law. An introduction to legal principles, and an internship or independent study round out the major core legal courses required of this program. Students will develop the ability to communicate clearly, systematically, and logically and also to utilize valuable critical thinking skills during the communication process. This program will train students for employment in a number of professional areas in which a basic understanding of the law and legal principles are beneficial.


The Associates of Applied Science degree in Professional Legal Studies also offers areas of study in Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurial, Management, and Supply Chain Management. An area of study is a grouping of electives that focus on particular interests and career paths.


This program is offered online, with support services provided by the NAU locations listed below. Classes are offered as follows:


Online Classes Only – Students may not take any on-ground classes at the following locations: Indianapolis, Indiana; Garden City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Wichita West, Kansas; Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Rochester, and Roseville, Minnesota; Independence, Lee's Summit, and Zona Rosa, Missouri; Bellevue, Nebraska; Albuquerque and Albuquerque West, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Allen, Texas.


On-Ground Classes Permissible – In addition to online classes, students may take on-ground classes at the following locations:
Centennial, Colorado Springs, and Colorado Springs South, Colorado; Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota; Austin, Austin South, Georgetown, Houston, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Richardson, Texas.

Students in some programs may be required to…

Key Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Business Law I
  • Torts
  • Introduction to Contracts

Program Disclaimers

Please note, only licensed attorneys may practice law. A person who earns this degree may not engage in activities considered to be the practice of law, including giving legal advice, representing a client in court, or setting legal fees.

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