Whether you’re seeking a paralegal profession, or you want to enhance your skills, the University of Cincinnati Online’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Law & Paralegal Studies can help you take the next step in your career. Our American Bar Association-approved program equips you with the tools you need to succeed in just two semesters with with a curriculum that builds upon your existing educational and professional experience.
Please note: This is a post-baccalaureate certificate. A bachelor’s degree (in any field of study) from an accredited university is required for admission.
Through our online law and paralegal certificate program, you will acquire critical skills sought by employers, preparing you for diverse legal settings. Taught by licensed attorneys, the courses cover core areas of law—such as Legal Research & Writing, Law Office Technology, Civil Litigation, and Investigative Techniques and Evidence.
For students interested in applying to this certificate, please submit an information request or speak with your Enrollment Services Advisor for application instructions.
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.
UC Online has partnered with hundreds of companies to offer tuition scholarships to employees, spouses, and dependents.
UC Online’s 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.
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