Paralegal

  • Request Information about The Capital University Paralegal Progam

    Capital is excited to announce that our paralegal program is now offered on a trimester basis and courses grant 500-level graduate credit.  We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 and the Spring 2016 programs.  To be considered for the Fall Paralegal Program, we must receive your application by the deadline on July 31, 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 614-236-6545 or 614-236-6444 or email paralegal@law.capital.edu.

    "According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the paralegal and legal assisting field is expected to grow at a rate of 17% between 2012 and 2022.  This is 6% faster than the average industry growth rate." 

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    Capital University Law School is proud to be at the forefront of legal education by providing a post-baccalaureate certificate in the fastest growing occupation within the legal profession, the paralegal. This elite program is one of the only paralegal programs in the country to be part of an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and is the only paralegal program also to be co-founded by a major metropolitan bar association.

    It should be noted that completion of the Paralegal Program prepares the graduate to work under the direct supervision of an attorney; however, it does not prepare the graduate to offer legal advice, provide legal services directly to the general public, or to engage in the practice of law.

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    Your education is an important and substantial investment, so we have provided comprehensive and specific information for you about costs, loan indebtedness and employment outcomes.

     

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    Evening Paralegal Program – Full-time 

    Program Level – Post-baccalaureate certificate
    Program Length – 12 months, consisting of three 14-week terms. Students take 9 credit hours each term. (Absent extenuating circumstances, and permission from the Director of Paralegal Programs, students are required to take three classes per term in order to complete the program during a 12-month period.)

     

    1. What is the total Cost of Attendance for this program?
      Tuition and fees: $10,395
      Books and Supplies: $1,100
      Total Living Expenses: $22,488* (three terms)
      - Living Expenses (Housing): $16,044
      - Transportation: $4,536
      - Personal: $1,908
      Other costs: None
      * Living expenses are not costs of the university but are estimated expenses that may be incurred by students

      Program Total
      : $33,983
      Part-time or Continuing Education Option Tuition Cost: $385 per credit hour

       
    2. What is the Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) code for paralegals?
      The SOC code for paralegals and legal assistants is 23-2011. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of paralegals and legal assistants, please go to O*NET at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2011.00.


     Summer Immersion Paralegal Program – Full-time 

    Program Level – Post-baccalaureate certificate
    Program Length – 14 weeks (full-time day program/27 credit hours)
     

     

    1. What is the total Cost of Attendance for this program?
      Tuition and fees: $10,395
      Books and Supplies: $1,100
      Total Living Expenses: $6,560* (summer term)
      - Living Expenses (Housing): $4,680
      - Transportation: $1,323
      - Personal: $557
      Other costs: None
      * Living expenses are not costs of the university but are estimated expenses that may be incurred by students

      Full-time Program Total: $18,055
      Part-time or Continuing Education Option Tuition Cost: $385 per credit hour


       
    2. What is the Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) code for paralegals?
      The SOC code for paralegals and legal assistants is 23-2011. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of paralegals and legal assistants, please go to O*NET at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2011.00.