Careers: Certificate in Law & Paralegal Studies

July 01, 2022
August 22, 2022
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The University of Cincinnati Online is proud to offer the Certificate in Law & Paralegal Studies program—a focused, convenient way to develop the skills necessary to excel as a paralegal and gain a competitive edge in your career search.

There are many paths to becoming a paralegal. The demand for skilled paralegals is strong. As long as there are legal cases, there will be a need for paralegal expertise. Paralegal was ranked one of the “Best Social Services Jobs” in 2021 by US News & World Report.

Strong technology skills are increasingly important for assisting attorneys with trial and hearing preparation. Though many paralegals have administrative experience or have worked in law offices as support staff, this career attracts individuals with a range of professional experience. No matter what your background is, however, the ability to learn new technology is a crucial skill for paralegals.


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.



Career Paths

  • Criminal Justice
  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Real Estate Law
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research
  • Technology
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration
  • Family Law
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Law

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