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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:

Stephanie Burcham
Coordinator of Center Outreach Initiatives, Proctorville Center
111 Private Drive 516, Proctorville, OH 45669

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 $1,895
Paralegal Certificate Course© – Live $1,895
Paralegal Certificate Course© – Text-Based Format* $1,895
                                 Text-Based Format* Part 1 Only $947.50
                                 Text-Based Format* Part 2 Only $947.50
Advanced Paralegal – Online $3,300/$550 per topic
Advanced Paralegal – Text-Based Format* $3,300/$550 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