Legal Studies

Level: Bachelor
Language: English

(8 reviews)


The Legal Studies program is designed for students interested in the study of law and legal issues or for those interested in a social sciences-oriented degree that emphasizes American or International governance, civil and criminal processes, legal systems, and the theory and philosophy of justice.

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Great University / Under appreciated.
May 12, 2016
American Military University was my choice, because I wanted a great quality school, with an opportunity to stay home and raise my children. I am a disabled veteran of the US. Army, and with my limitations, I thought that my chances of finishing school were slim to none. My wife introduced me to the university back in December 2012. I was able to receive my AS in Paralegal Studies within 1 1/2 years, and then ...

AMU Pre-Law
September 16, 2015
Great Program. Laid the foundation for me to be accepted into the Master's Program University of Houston (Criminology) and continue on later to law school. Don't pass this up great instructors and courses to aid you in the field of law.

Horrible Finanical Aid Scam at this school
December 5, 2014
I completed all but my last 2 classes at this school, only to find myself wondering how did I fail for this scam. I paid for my classes, then was informed I got financial aid. After they switched my payment method over they continued with obstacle after obstacle about why the financial aid was on hold. I was blocked from my classes until the last two days of class! When I contacted them and said ...

Nothing but good things....
June 27, 2013
I just graduated in May 2013 with my Bachelor's in Legal Studies. The instructors that I had for my major courses were helpful, informative and were dedicated in making sure that I got the most out of the class. My general education instructors were lacking the motivation to get everyone involved. My math instructor never emailed back or answered phone calls and this was the class that I struggled with the most. I also contacted ...

Best balance of school, work, and life
May 23, 2013
I have just completed my BS in Legal Studies and am continuing on with AMU for my MBA. Like many who attend AMU I did so while mostly on active duty and constantly on the move, AMU provided a great “college” experience without actually stepping foot on campus. Before AMU I went to a standard brick and mortar University and also tried University of Phoenix online and in both cases AMU was an overall better ...

July 21, 2010
I loved my time at AMU. I mainly wanted to write a review to let people know that this is not a diploma mill school. My first class was History 101 with Dr. Barry Shollenberger. You will work your butt off to pass his class. I have had instructors from University of Chicago Law School, and Harvard who "moonlight" at AMU, so it is not always a cake walk just because it is an online ...

great experience
January 5, 2010
I'm having an excellent learning experience at apu. I've read through many of these posts. I can't get over the negative ones! The majority of their complaints are because the school won't refund their money because they dropped a course, or, I'm having problems with financial aid. The policies were in place before you signed up. I find it very, very hard to believe that someone who does very well at this school, would go ...

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May 2, 2011, 9:27 p.m.
+1 vote/
or anything,have such  REAL PROOF the LSAC do accept the bachelor degree.(will have it by winter 2013)will accept my friend,his B.S.Bachelor degree from American Public University, aka APU in legal studies
i will like a email thank you,my friend he is trying to verify this thank you.just email me thanx alot.that way I know your real.The school my friend say was great hard som not hard,as in ANY online or brick and mortar school
same thing, just a lil diff online because he is not being watch and personally i love that myself! 
i prefer on line school any day.So email me if your sure
the law school(s) LSAC etc. do accept bachelor degree frm
APU,as i do not see why they would is regionally
and nationally accredited.
April 29, 2011, 4:59 a.m.
-1 vote/
I am pursuing my BS in legal Studies.  AMU is very challenging, and the professors so far have been great.  I would have to say that my Constitutional Law class was very difficult; I learned so much , it was a challenge for sure , but worth every minute.  I definitely recommend this accredited online university!
April 18, 2010, 5:07 p.m.
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I attend AMU and after doing a lot of research for an accredited distance ed school, APUS definitely is there at the top. They ARE accredited! It's one of the top schools that the military recommends to their personnel. If you have respect for our military, that alone should say something. Their tuition is competitive and they accept financial aid and scholarships. Right now, I am studying for my Bachelor's in Legal Studies. I am excited to get started in the major ed part. The choice of electives is pretty nice as well... they have Bloodspatter analysis! Their professors are awesome, and every single one of them has a great track record which you can read from their Bio's. Hope this helps. APUS really is a good distance education campus.
March 26, 2010, 2:27 a.m.
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Hello everyone i am isabell and i also am enrolled at the BS- in legal studies and i want to become a Lawyer, i am actually from germany and now i am attending APU and it is a GREAT College!Little challenging but very professional.!
I have a question regarding graduation. When i am graduating with the BS in legal studies can i attend LAW SCHOOL i have this question because i wrote from abouve, that is is not ABA approved??What do you mean by that?
thanks and regards

isabell R.
Jan. 14, 2010, 2:46 p.m.
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Yes. LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) does recognize APUS as an accredited institution. You are able to sit for the LSAT.
Nov. 24, 2009, 4:43 p.m.
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May 14, 2008, 12:47 a.m.
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I have been taking classes in this program for about a year now, and I must say that the classes are very challenging, informative, and all the instructors are extremely professional and knowledgeable in the subjects they are teaching (most of them are attorneys or have worked in the law for quite some years now).  The only downside is that the Legal Studies program is not ABA approved yet, but it really should be since it does meet all the requirements needed for it to at least be approved for paralegal studies.  I have gone physically to college before and learned the law and it was ABA approved but not anywhere near as challenging and helpful as these classes are. is not affiliated with American Military University in any way.