Legal Studies


The Certificate in Legal Studies is for individuals who already have an earned bachelor's or associate degree and want to start a career as a legal assistant or paralegal.

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Students learn the knowledge and skills necessary to serve clients through the law, under the supervision of an attorney. The ICC program has a high placement rate for graduates with alumni working all over the United States, for sole practitioner lawyers, and in the legal departments of Caterpillar, State Farm, Walmart, and other major corporations.

A Quality Education

The ICC Legal Studies program is accredited by the American Bar Association. Students complete an internship as part of their studies.

Get Involved

Students can network with their peers as part of the Student Paralegal Association.

Career Opportunities

Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Law Clerk, Claims Adjustor


12 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters
38 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

ICC is the source employers have looked to for paralegals and legal assistants since 1989.

Tom Higgins, Professor – Business, Legal & Information Systems
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How Do I Get Into the Legal Studies Program?

The need for paralegals has grown beyond attorneys’ offices and legal firms. Employment for paralegals and legal assistants is growing with private corporations, insurance companies, and healthcare organizations. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, math, science, and keyboarding are beneficial.
  5. Good communication, organizational, and research skills are necessities.

What Can I Expect as a Legal Studies Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm