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Criminal Justice


The Legal Studies program of study introduces CTE learners to the occupations and educational opportunities related to representing clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, as well as assisting lawyers and preparing legal documents. This program of study explores possible specializations in a single area of law.


13029200 Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
13029600 Court Systems and Practices
N1303014 Legal Research and Writing
13030100 Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Certified Paralegal Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) Legal Studies Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) 

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Intellectual Property Law
Advanced Legal Research/Studies General
International Law and Legal Studies

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Median Wage: $126,131
Annual Openings: 2,801
10-Year Growth: 19%

Paralegal and Legal Assistants 

Median Wage: $50,544
Annual Openings: 2,837
10-Year Growth: 19%

Political Scientist 

Median Wage: $132,350
Annual Openings: 600
10-Year Growth: 7%