As the legal system becomes ever more complex, paralegals are in greater demand than ever lawyers are increasingly turning to qualified paralegals to provide essential services. The University of Cincinnati Online’s Associate of Applied Business in Law and Paralegal Studies equips graduates with the skills needed to start and advance dynamic careers in the legal sector.
Through the fully online, American Bar Association (ABA)-approved program, you’ll learn from licensed attorneys, graduate with a solid understanding of the US legal system, and be prepared for a variety of job opportunities in a growing field.
Paralegals perform behind-the-scenes legal work that enables the law and court systems to make positive impacts on their communities. They function in a supportive capacity, assisting substantive tasks such as gathering facts for trial preparation, drafting legal documents, and conducting research.
Paralegals often work for private practices but are also sought in many areas of government, business, and nonprofit organizations.
Read more about this program in our Guide to Paralegal Studies.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.
“I highly recommend that you consider this program! Walking out with my associate degree, I feel completely prepared to begin a career as a paralegal or continue my education.”
“Everyone is so supportive — the program directors, advisors, coordinators, professors, and the classmates. Even studying online, I make friends with classmates.”
UC’s online law and paralegal studies program is one of the first programs of its kind to be approved by the American Bar Association.
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Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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