Lawyers- are they the staunch defenders of law and order or ruthless sharks of the corporate world? Do they uphold the law or look for loopholes in it? Popular culture has given us plenty of images and ideas about attorneys, from "To Kill a Mockingbird" to "Legally Blond." And while the real-life work of lawyers . . .
What is America? It's a nation like so many others, sure, but it's one with such a complicated and unique history, culture, and personality that you could truly spend a lifetime trying to define and understand it. As a matter of fact, some people do! American Studies is an entire academic discipline devoted to deeply . . .
IMAGE SOURCE The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that there were 89,500 environmental scientists in the U.S. as of 2016 (most recent data). This figure based upon those with a bachelor's degree. The BLS also reports that 9,900 jobs will change over ten years through 2026. This number represents an 11% increase or . . .
IMAGE SOURCE According to the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) data, there were 34,922 law school graduates in the United States. This number represents a reduction of 5.6% or 2,202 graduates, as compared to 2016. These numbers pale in comparison to the number of undergraduates with business degrees that totaled 364,000 in 2016, according to . . .
Despite a desire to grow their financial assets, most individuals don’t know how to invest money or save strategically to meet their goals. Financial planners meet this need, not just for the ultra-wealthy but for the middle class, as well. A bachelor’s degree in one of several different fields can prepare you for a job . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Why Consider a Certificate? A professional certification allows you to set yourself apart from your colleagues. It demonstrates to employers that you have achieved a higher level of knowledge and competency in the legal profession. In the major of legal studies and associated disciplines, there are choices in master's level certificates. In this post, . . .
What is a Master of Laws? The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is available in the U.S. and many foreign countries. Lawyers frequently pursue this degree to gain additional knowledge in a specific area related to their practice. As examples, there are concentrations in health law, global securities law, and international criminal law. There is also . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Legal Studies? Legal studies sometimes include paralegal studies. Legal studies are interdisciplinary programs that consist of the general manner of law but also examine how it applies to society. A degree in such a program can lead to law school. A bachelor’s degree in legal studies prepares you for jobs in . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is a Paralegal? A paralegal is someone who performs delegated legal work for which a lawyer is ultimately responsible. They do a variety of tasks, which include maintaining and organizing files, drafting documents and conducting legal research. Paralegals work in various organizations, but most work for law firms, government agencies, or corporate legal departments. . . .