Graduating from a legal studies program can prepare students with the knowledge, skills and ethical principles required to conduct research and produce legal documentation for cases within the legal system. Many programs specialize in basic legal history and background, skills, legal knowledge and ethical principles. Many program’s curriculum can address the function, processes, and organization of the lawmaking institutions within the U.S. legal system, in addition to the role of a paralegal and the governing principles of legal ethics. Typically it can emphasize legal research, analysis, drafting, and legal writing as well as the use of computer systems within a legal environment. A degree from legal studies program can provide a solid foundation for a career in a variety of legal settings as well as for further education in a diverse realm of fields.