Paralegal licensing marks an unprecedented change to the United States legal system by allowing non-attorneys limited licenses to practice law. Currently, six states — Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Minnesota, Utah, and New Hampshire — allow paralegals who have satisfied the appropriate education, experience, and testing requirements limited licenses to practice law.
Through the University of Cincinnati’s online American Bar Association-approved Associate of Applied Business in Law and Paralegal Studies program, eligible students have the opportunity to pursue a Legal Practitioner subplan, fulfilling the typical educational requirements needed to practice law under a limited license without the supervision of an attorney.*
*Students must check the educational requirements in their own state.
Interested candidates should follow the process for applying to the Associate of Applied Business in Law and Paralegal Studies program and speak with an advisor about pursuing the Legal Practitioner subplan.
The Legal Practitioner subplan follows the curriculum path of the Associate of Applied Business in Law and Paralegal Studies program, with the addition of required courses that prepare students for the educational foundation to be competent and ethical in their legal practitioner practice.
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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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Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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