Professional, established, and steeped in practice based learning, the Paralegal Program at Capital Law will propel you toward a fulfilling career in the legal profession.
Does the law intrigue you? Perhaps it’s the cases and people or the courts and justice system. Take the next step to fulfill your goals!
At Capital University Law School, you can earn your post baccalaureate paralegal certificate in an American Bar Association-approved program housed within an ABA-accredited law school. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a working professional, a parent, or a career changer looking for an accelerated completion, we offer flexibility in course scheduling as well as an intensive Summer Immersion program that will allow you to earn your certificate in just 14 weeks.
The Paralegal Program is pausing the application process for the 23 Spring cohort. If you have submitted an application and materials for 23 Spring, please contact us about moving your file to the 23 Summer Immersion or 23 Fall cohorts. We are still accepting applications for 23 Summer Immersion and 23 Fall. It’s never too early to apply!
Upon completion of the Paralegal Program, you will be able to:
- Apply legal research skills to support case law and statutory analysis, legal document preparation, and fact gathering
- Draft case briefs, pleadings, discovery requests, office memoranda, correspondence, and legal forms
- Analyze applicable case and statutory law as they relate to a variety of law-related topics and client scenarios
- Demonstrate oral communication skills in a variety of educational and professional settings
- Identify major legal systems and functions of the law in American society
- Define legal terminology in numerous areas of law
The Paralegal Program is offered for paralegal education. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Today’s legal culture demands excellence and the ability to successfully keep up with change. Laws, procedures, technology, client demands, law firm demands, corporate requirements, and governmental oversights – just to name a few – are constantly changing. In this ever-changing environment, Paralegals are a crucial member of any legal team. At Capital Law, we equip our students with the foundational and practical skills paralegals need to adapt to these changes and to provide the best services to clients in a family business or Fortune 500 company, state or federal agency, or a large or small law firm.
The Paralegal program at Capital University is uniquely situated in our law school – a fact that distinguishes us from most other ABA-approved paralegal programs. What does this mean to you? It means opportunity - to network with the legal community inside and outside the classroom, and to participate in programs, seminars, hearings, and other events provided by the Law School community. We provide you with access to a fully-serviced Law Library and electronic research databases. Capital Law also gives you professional development opportunities designed specifically for someone entering the legal profession.
Capital’s paralegal program provides a rigorous curriculum steeped in critical thinking and application in practical assignments and in-class discussions. We teach law fundamentals – contracts, torts, real property, business organizations, ethics, and probate. We also teach practical skills – legal research and writing, civil litigation, eDiscovery, and legal technology. Our expert faculty consists of attorneys, paralegals, and other practicing legal professionals from the Columbus community.
Located in downtown Columbus, Capital University Law School sits in the heart of the legal community in one of the nation's most populous states. We are within blocks of the Supreme Court of Ohio; State Capitol; Ohio Attorney General's Office; a State Court of Appeals; a Federal District Court; the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; the headquarters of numerous banks, insurance companies and Fortune 500 corporations; and the law offices of some of the region’s and nation’s leading law firms. The Law School is within one mile of approximately 5,000 attorneys!
Paralegal graduates have secured positions in a number of law firms and organizations including:
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Baker Hostetler
- Battelle Memorial Institute
- Eastman Smith Ltd.
- Franklin County Court System
- Ice Miller
- Manley Deas Kochalski LLC
- Nationwide Insurance
- Poling Law
- Reminger Co., LPA
- Willis Spangler Starling
At Capital Law, you can earn your post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate in a manner that suits your needs. Start spring or fall, or choose an intensive Summer Immersion program that will allow you to complete your certificate program in just 14 weeks.