Associate in Applied Science in Legal Studies
Herkimer County Community College

Program Details

The online AAS in Legal Studies degree program from Herkimer County 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. Graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Interview a client and gather a case history 
  • Conduct both independent and directed legal research and fact gathering activities
  • Draft pleadings, bills of particulars, motions, wills, contracts, memorandums of law, and other commonly encountered legal documents
  • Perform standard filing and recording procedures
  • Summarize documents in a case file 


  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores
  • ACCUPLACER placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education