Whether you’re seeking to become a paralegal or you’re already an established legal professional interested in honing your skills, the fully online Certificate in Paralegal Studies program at the University of Cincinnati Online can help you reach your goals. Our program is American Bar Association (ABA) approved with a curriculum that will equip students with skills to make immediate impact in their professional career. In just two semesters, the Paralegal Studies Certificate builds on your existing education and life experience to prepare you for a career in the legal field.
The Certificate in Paralegal Studies is useful for those who already have a degree in another field and are looking to enter the legal profession. There is a wide scope of applications for this type of expertise and variety of advancement opportunities that may be available with this skill set
Our online paralegal certificate program explores critical professional competencies in demand by employers, preparing you for the real day-to-day tasks of the field. Through the program, you will participate in focused coursework that examines the fundamental nuances of legal writing, research, and some of the advanced technical tools used by successful paralegals. The curriculum covers core areas of law—Legal Research & Writing, Law Office Technology, Employment Law, Real Estate Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, and Civil Litigation—to prepare you for diverse legal settings.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10.5 percent employment growth for paralegals between 2019 and 2029. In that period, an estimated 35,300 jobs should open up.
UC’s online American Bar Association approved paralegal studies certificate will push you one step further to reaching your professional career goals!
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, to walk across the stage for your graduation. (Just kidding, that is optional!)
The University of Cincinnati’s online programs are truly all online, requiring no on-campus visits. There are a few rare exceptions and those are noted on the program information pages.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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