Admission Requirements: Certificate in Law & Paralegal Studies

July 01, 2022
August 22, 2022
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Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Certificate in Law & Paralegal Studies is based on meeting the requirement outlined below.


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.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75


1. Accreditation of the former institution;

2. Comparability of the course including evaluation of practical assignments;

3. Year the course was taken;

4. Assurance that the student will have at least 9 semester credits of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction;

5. Documented proof that the grade received was a ‘C’ or above;

6. Transfer from schools that are not regionally accredited will not be allowed

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