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Take the first step in your legal career at OU Law.
Our paralegal certificate program blends academic excellence with real-world experience. Gain the skills needed to work with lawyers in the public sector, private law practice, and more. Start shaping your future today.

An Education that Takes You Places

We understand that legal education isn't a one-size-fits-all journey. We provide the foundational knowledge helping you discover your preferred direction, so you can dive deep into the area that interests you.  Our courses cover a broad range of subjects from Civil Litigation and Evidence to several elective courses such as Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Insurance Law, Employment Law, and Family Law.

A Career You’re Passionate About

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Caleb Stillwell , Paralegal Studies Graduate

The program prepared me to assist attorneys and excel in my career. Above all, the program taught me that this career requires attention to detail and a willingness to learn and adapt. I am so thankful that I took the plunge and enrolled in OU’s legal assistant program. It set me on a career path that I am passionate and excited about.

Celebrating Over 50 Years Educating Paralegals

Courses are offered in a variety of formats including live sessions (synchronous through Zoom) on Saturdays (9 am to 5 pm), completely online, and in a hybrid format (meets live and online). Students must complete 9 synchronous credits. The times and formats that courses are offered in are convenient for those students who are working. Students can complete the program within 18 months or have up to five years to complete the program requirements.

Paralegals cannot give legal advice, accept cases, set legal fees, represent clients in court or perform any legal service without the supervision of a licensed lawyer.

TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Our program is affordable with tuition due dates at various times throughout the semester. Find out more about our tuition, fees, and available scholarships to pursue your dream career.
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Program Highlights

Approved by the American Bar Assocation

Tuition and fees that are affordable.

Enjoy the flexibility of joining synchronous classes by Zoom.

Be career ready from program offerings, including Resume Writing & Interviewing.

Program students and graduates are added to our job distribution list. 

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Months to complete
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Admissions deadlines, with rolling admissions
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Ways to learn: Synchronous and Online

Take Part in an Interactive Education

Discover the advantages of an esteemed OU paralegal education that’s accessible and flexible.

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Sunny Rowland , Director and Instructor

I enjoy teaching in the online classroom because students have the ability to interact with me and each other during the course. The classes are engaging and interactive. Our program provides the education and training needed to enter the paralegal profession as well as formal education for current paralegals.

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Bre Little , Paralegal Studies Graduate

One of the great advantages of OU’s (Paralegal) program is how each course builds on the next. From Intro to Law to Civil Litigation to Evidence, each course seemed to pull back a deeper layer of the law. Further, the vast array of elective courses provides an invaluable glimpse into which field of law a student might be best suited for.

Additional Information

If you are an employer looking to distribute your job posting, complete our job posting template and email it to paralegalstudies@law.ou.edu.

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