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Legal Studies

Ohio University has partnered with The Center for Legal Studies (CLS) to bring you quality legal training in a variety of formats to fit your busy schedule. This program is the most flexible and affordable program available. Upon successful completion of the program (80% or better), you will be awarded CEUs.

Most of the online courses are completed in one 7-week online session. The paralegal course takes 14 weeks, or two 7-week sessions, to complete. Materials need to be purchased separately from The Center for Legal Studies.

Course descriptions are available on the The Center for Legal Studies by Barbri website. *The text-based and digital formats are ongoing, and you may register to begin at any time.


To register for the courses, contact:

Michael Ulmer
Director of Workforce Development
Regional Higher Education
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens OH 45701


Print-based students: Register for legal studies courses with the Noncredit Legal Education Registration form.

NOTE: This is content provided by The Center for Legal Studies in affiliation with Ohio University. The courses listed below are noncredit offerings and are not associated with any Ohio University course, certificate, or degree program.

Course Title Fee
Paralegal Certificate Course© – Online $1,595
Paralegal Certificate Course© – Live $1,595
Paralegal Certificate Course© – Text-Based Format* $1,595
Advanced Paralegal – Online $2,400/$400 per topic
Advanced Paralegal – Text-Based Format* $2,400/$400 per topic
Dispute Resolution  
Alternative Dispute Resolution – Online $995
Alternative Dispute Resolution – Text-Based Format* $995
Legal Investigation  
Legal Investigation – Online $995
Legal Investigation – Text-Based Format* $995
Legal Nurse Consultant  
Legal Nurse Consultant – Online $1,195
Legal Secretary  
Legal Secretary – Online $995
Legal Secretary – Text-Based Format* $995
Victim Advocacy  
Victim Advocacy – Online $995
Victim Advocacy – Text Based Format* $995