College of Occupational Professions

Legal

Through an innovative mix of in-depth instruction and hands-on training, we continue to set the standard of excellence for paralegal education. Join the hundreds of graduates who have obtained a job in this rewarding field with a degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio's College of Occupational Professions Paralegal/Legal Assisting Department.

Associate Degrees

Diploma Programs

Today, a paralegal is an essential complement to any attorney's practice. Paralegals are intimately involved in court cases, maintaining contact with clients throughout the trial. The University of Northwestern Ohio offers an associate degree and diploma program for legal assistants and paralegals, preparing students for positions in the legal field.

Licensed Attorneys instruct the program's students not only about black letter law, but also how to apply that legal knowledge in real world practice. Students take field trips to the Court of Appeals law library to gain an understanding of the legal research process and the Criminal Court to observe court proceedings.

In the Paralegal/Legal Assisting program, students are trained in a variety of legal subjects, such as:

  • Litigation
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Contract Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Automated Research (LEXIS)