Discover a Career in Legal Studies

Herkimer College’s Legal Studies program prepares you 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.

As a graduate, you'll be prepared 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




View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

View Curriculum

Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.

Pay For College

33887244733 fd43eaae10 c2

Career opportunities await

Legal Studies graduates find employment in:

  • Law offices
  • Administrative agencies
  • Boards and commissions on the local, state and federal levels
  • District attorney offices
  • Offices within the state and federal court systems
  • Abstract and title companies
  • Bank trust departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporate legal departments

Transfer Agreements

Please review transfer agreements we have established (for our Legal Studies A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits. Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk *.

Online Learning

The Legal Studies A.A.S. program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement.

Our alumni have gone on to achieve great things. Discover how our many graduates have followed their dreams and transformed their lives with a degree or certificate from Herkimer College.

Faculty members are central to why students from across New York, the United States, and the world choose to pursue their education at Herkimer College. Our esteemed faculty bring expertise and energy to the classroom, as well as an unwavering commitment to each student's success. Take a moment to meet some of our faculty members and discover why they remain in the hearts and minds of generations of alumni. It's easy to see why Herkimer College is among the best community colleges.