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Legal Assistant Education

The Department of Legal Assistant Education, initiated by the OU Law Center in 1968, reflects the growing importance of legal assistants (paralegals) in the law profession.

Why I Chose OU’s Legal Assistant Education Program

"I chose this program because of the reputation of OU Law, the endorsement of the ABA and the convenient schedule for working adults. The connections and relationships I made with students and faculty will be in my life forever. I am so thankful I chose to apply and take a risk when I did. The trajectory of my career and my life has totally changed in two short years! My only regret is that I did not apply sooner. I encourage you to apply to this program today." - Bre Little, Graduate

In Her Words
About the Program

Legal assistants perform a variety of crucial tasks, including legal research, drafting legal documents, and interviewing clients. Our curriculum stresses understanding and reasoning rather than rote learning of facts. Our legal specialty courses are taught by practicing lawyers and legal assistants who bring their real-world experience into the classroom.

The legal assistant certificate program is flexible and convenient, with Saturday courses and online courses (10 credits must be completed on campus.)

Legal Assistant Education

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