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In a perfect world, everyone played by the rules, no one would cheat, and no one would steal. But even in such a world, conflicts would arise, for many rules and laws are open to multiple interpretations. It seems that even with the best of intentions, humans are predisposed to misunderstandings, quarrels, and disputes. While this is an unfortunate fact of life, it provides ample material for anyone interested in legal studies.

What is legal studies?
Legal studies is the area that deals with legal procedure, law, court cases, regulations, legislation, and precedents. As you can see, it is a broad category that encompasses many different disciplines. With a degree in legal studies, you would be well poised to pursue any number of career paths. While legal studies is not sufficient certification to become a lawyer, it will provide you with a strong foundation so that once you earn your law degree, you will certainly be a more capable lawyer. More often than not, however, those who pursue a degree in legal studies go on to write essays, books, opinions and legal commentary. In addition, some go on to become paralegals or even clerks (although this particular occupation usually requires a law degree as well).

Whenever two or three are gathered
Whenever two or more are gathered together, disputes will arise. Thus, legal studies is an area that will continue to expand exponentially in the coming years. If you have ever desired a career with constant challenge, constant growth, and a certain degree of entertainment, this might be the perfect career for you.

Publish date: February 10, 2011