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The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) is a leading provider of credit and noncredit legal education. LSI offers a Paralegal degree and certificate programs approved by the American Bar Association; a Law and Jurisprudence Pre-Law Transfer degree; and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. Experienced attorneys, judges, paralegals, and mediators teach the courses in all LSI programs. Courses are offered in traditional, online, and accelerated formats during the daytime, evening and on some Saturdays.

Majors & Offerings

The Legal Studies Institute is proud to offer associate degress and credit certificates in the following majors:

The institue also provides continuing legal education seminars for practicing attorneys, mediators, paralegals, and other legal professionals who want to enhance their legal and mediation skills or learn more about a particular legal or mediation topic.

Faculty and Staff


Erin Gable, J.D., interim director
CRSC 232

Full-time Faculty

Mary Bachkosky, J.D., assistant professor
CRSC 309

Kelly Koermer, J.D., professor
CRSC 307

Michael O'Rourke, J.D., associate professor
CRSC 307

Peter Wirig, J.D., professor and program coordinator
CRSC 307

Instructional Specialist

Erin Gable, J.D., instructional specialist
CRSC 232


Jennifer Benyock, office manager
CRSC 232


Resources for Students

Legal Studies Club

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with other students and great legal minds. Our lively Legal Studies Club hosts a speakers series on the Arnold campus, offers workshops for paralegal students, takes field trips to the Anne Arundel Detention Center and the Supreme Court and enjoys regular off-campus happy hours. For more information contact Professor Peter Wirig, J.D., or visit The Nest.


For tutoring hours and times, contact Professor Kelly Koermer, J.D., at 410-777-7212 or

Learn about other tutoring opportunities at AACC.