Application for Paralegal Programs

All applicants must complete this application and submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Current resume or CV
  • Two (2) Professional references
  • $30 non-refundable application fee

Send official transcripts to:
Paralegal Programs, Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

or to

Lisa M. Diem, Director of Paralegal Programs, at ldiem@law.capital.edu 

Life Care Planner applicants – please also submit the following to tmeade@law.capital.edu:

Registered Nurses:

1. Copy of a valid R.N. license; and 
2. Statement indicating 5000 hours of clinical experience, preferably in a relevant area.

Non-R.N. Rehabilitation or Other Related Professionals:

1. Copy of a rehabilitation certification such as CRC, CDMS, COHN, CPRN, ABVE, LPT, OTL, LPC, etc., or appropriate licensure or certification in a related field (e.g., social work, physical therapy, etc.); and
2. Statement indicating a minimum of 3 – 5 years of rehabilitation work experience.

Legal Nurse Consultant applicants – please also submit the following to tmeade@law.capital.edu:

1. Copy of a valid R.N. license; and
2. Statement indicating 5000 hours of clinical experience, preferably in a relevant area.
Please have official transcripts for all course work completed sent by the registrar of each college attended to the Capital University Law School Paralegal Programs. For planning purposes, copies of transcripts can be submitted by the applicant and followed by official transcripts.

The Director of Paralegal Programs may request a personal or telephone interview before making an admission decision.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you apply, you will be contacted by the admin for paralegal programs to gather additional information.


Please enter your information in each of the following sections. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required and must be completed before you can submit your application. Additional answers may become required based on your answers to a previous question.

PROGRAM

*I am submitting this application for the following program:  

PERSONAL INFORMATION

*First Name:   
Middle Name:   
*Last Name:   
Maiden Name:   
Preferred Name/Nickname:   
   
*Birth Date (mm/dd/yyyy):   
   
*Permanent Address:     
Street:   
City:   
State:   
Zip:   
   
Mailing Address (if different from permanent address)
Street:   
City:   
State:   
Zip   
   
*Telephone (where we can reach you):   
*Email Address:   
   
*Legal Sex:  
Gender Identify:   
   
*Emergency Contact Name:   
*Phone Number:   
   
Marital Status:  
   
Birthplace (city and state/country)   
Are you a U.S. Citizen?    
  If no, are you a permanent resident? 
  If you are a permanent resident, enter alien registration number:
 
   
Are you a Veteran?  
  If yes, are you planning to use your (or family member's) veteran benefits to pay for your tuition?  
   
Ethnic Information (optional)

The information you provide in this section will not be used in a discriminatory manner.

 

   
Religious Preference (optional)  


EMPLOYER INFORMATION

Employer Name:   
Job Title:   

Employer Address:

  
Business Email:    
Business Phone:    


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND  

*Do you have a bachelor's degree?  

 We require all applicants to have a bachelor's degree before applying to the programs.  If you selected NO, please submit a new application after you complete your undergraduate degree.
 

   
*Undergraduate Degree Information
 
*Name of Degree-Granting Institution:    
 
  
Location (city/state):
 
  
*Dates Attended:
 
  
 Major(s)
 
  
*Degree Earned
 
  
Month and Year Degree Earned
 
  
*Undergraduate GPA

 
  
   

Other Undergraduate Institutions

 
Name of Institution:   
Location:   
Dates Attended:   
   
Name of Institution:   
Location:   
Dates Attended:   
   
Name of Institution:   
Location:   
Dates Attended:   

Other Post-Graduate or Graduate Institution(s)

 
Name of Institution:   
Location:   
Dates Attended:   
Degree Earned:   
Month and Year Degree Earned:   
   
Name of Institution:   
Location:   
Dates Attended:   
Degree Earned:   
Month and Year Degree Earned:   

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

*Please provide a 1 to 2 paragraph statement (not to exceed 1500 characters) stating your reasons for applying to the program and your overall professional goals.

   


REFERENCES

*Please provide information for 2 professional references.

*Name:   
*Email Address:   
*Phone Number:   
*Relationship to Applicant:   
   
*Name:   
*Email Address:   
*Phone Number:   
*Relationship to Applicant:   

 

DISCIPLINARY HISTORY

 *Have you ever been suspended or expelled from high school or any college/university?

 
 

If yes, please give the approximate date of the incident, explain the circumstances, and reflect on what you learned from the experience.

  

 

*Have you ever been found responsible for any academic or other misconduct at any college/university?

 

If yes, please give the approximate date of the incident, explain the circumstances, and reflect on what you learned from the experience.


 
 
 *Have you ever been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony in the last 7 years?
 

If yes, please give the approximate date of the incident, explain the circumstances, and reflect on what you learned from the experience.

       


DECISION FACTORS

What factor most influenced your decision to apply?          
 
  


Capital University is committed to challenging students and creating a personalized learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, class, sex and gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

 

APPLICANT CERTIFICATION 

 

Do you certify the following statement?                                                      
 
  

I certify that all of the information submitted in the application is my own work, true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize all schools attended to release all requested records and authorize review of my application. I understand I may be subject to a range of possible disciplinary actions, including admission revocation or expulsion, should the information I certified be false. I understand that an offer of admission is conditional, pending receipt of final transcripts showing work comparable in quality to that upon which the offer was based. In addition, I acknowledge that the University reserves the right to withdraw offers of admission if applicants fail to satisfy all requirements; if it is determined that admission was obtained through the use of falsified, altered, or embellished information; if there is a substantial drop off in academic performance; or if there is a change in disciplinary status after the time of application including engaging in behavior that is deemed incompatible with positive contributions to the campus environment (such as safety concerns, violence, threats, etc.). Finally, I understand the University may revoke my admission if it determines that I have engaged in conduct that it deems unbecoming of an applicant or student, including conduct of a criminal nature, even if the conduct does not result in a conviction.

SIGNATURE

The electronic signature consists simply of your name, typed by you on your keyboard. The signature is your confirmation that the application of you filled out is your own work and the information is factually true. Once you type in your name, this will count as your electronic signature.

 

*Signature:                                                                                                            
 
*Signature Date: