Legal research will be conducted in droves during your bachelor degree in legal studies. With the popularity of the Internet becoming a fast research tool, obtaining your online degree will be simplified by having the Internet right at your fingertips during class. Legal research is the process of acquiring and analyzing information that assists in supporting legal decisions. Some students will be surprised to find how many hours must be spent in libraries, scanning reports, books and microfiche. Not only must hours be spent looking for information, you must be able to understand it, analyze it, and present it in detailed account. Legal research is the most time-consuming part of practicing law and many attorneys are all too happy to pass it along to their assistants.