The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs. (CIP Code #22)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Law; Legal Research; Tax Law; Intellectual Property Law; Legal Support Services.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
Alan Dershowitz by Sage Ross
Alan Dershowitz (1938-Present)
Prominent American lawyer, jurist, and political commentator
Vincent Bugliosi (1934-Present)
Prominent prosecutor, author of award-winning crime novels
Gloria Allred (1941-Present)
High-profile attorney noted for her womens' rights advocacy
Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.
Administrative Law Judges & Hearing Officers: $80,870
Arbitrators, Mediators, & Conciliators: $59,650
Judges, Magistrate Judges, & Magistrates: $100,450
Paralegals & Legal Assistants: $48,790
Court Reporters: $51,960
Law Clerks: $40,580
Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers: $42,0900
Law Teachers, Postsecondary: $101,170
Legal Secretaries: $41,640
The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).
(NEW) Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 22.0000- 22.0001.
Legal Studies, General.
(NEW) A general program that focuses on law and legal issues from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities.
A program that prepares individuals for the professional study of law at the post-baccalaureate level. (Moved from 22.0102)
B, J.D.). Instructional content is defined in code 22.0101.
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.
Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.
B., J.D.). A program that prepares individuals for theindependent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.
(Moved, Report under 22.0001)
(Moved, Report under 22.0302)
Law and Legal Studies, Other.
(Moved, Report under 22.9999)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Post-LL.
B./J.D.). (NEW) Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 22.0201- 22.0299.