Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies

The Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies is 36 credit-hour program available to those students who have already completed an associate, bachelor, or graduate-level degree, but would like to enroll in courses preparing them for a career in the legal field, attending law school, or wishing to enhance their knowledge of the law.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $58,330hybrid
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Why study legal studies at Washburn?

In this program you'll learn from licensed Kansas attorneys who have expertise in specialized legal areas. Our class sizes are small, allowing for true mentorships to form between students and faculty, recognizing the individual goals of each student and helping students achieve those goals.

Additionally, our courses focus on active learning and hands on, practical skills in addition to critical thinking and legal analysis.

You'll gain hands on experience in:

  • drafting legal documents
  • conducting legal research using Westlaw
  • writing legal memos and correspondence
  • using proper legal citation
  • complying with legal ethics
  • thinking critically about laws and the legal system
  • interpreting statutory law
  • reading, analyzing, and briefing case law.

As a graduate you will be prepared to enter the legal field or law school.

Jobs & Opportunities

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Average Salary


Career Opportunities

Legal Assistant


Law student

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GET IN TOUCH WITH Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
Benton Hall, Room 201
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785.670.1411

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