The body of knowledge required to effectively perform legal support services can only come from a formal education in paralegal studies. As attorneys, corporations and government agencies work within an increasingly complex legal framework, the level of responsibility they expect paralegals to be able to take on has also increased. Law offices and other employers in Oklahoma have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.
- The online Master of Legal Studies program from top-20 ranked Washington University School of Law is designed for non-lawyers who would benefit from legal training. The MLS can be completed in as little as one year. No GRE/LSAT required to apply.
- The online Master of Legal Studies program from Pepperdine Law teaches professionals from a variety of fields the fundamental legal skills they need to better execute their law-related responsibilities. No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply.
- The online Master of Legal Studies from American University equips students with fundamental legal training and industry-specific knowledge. Students attend online classes and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C. Complete in as few as 15 months. No GRE or LSAT required.
Without paralegals the criminal justice system would struggle under higher costs and total inefficiency, not to mention that major corporate players in big industries like aerospace, biotechnology, and energy wouldn’t play fairly by a common set of legal regulations.
Whether you want to work for your hometown mom-and-pop law firm, the Oklahoma County Public Defender, the Tulsa County District Attorney, or in the legal department of one of the state’s Fortune 500 energy companies– Oneok, Devon, NGL, Chesapeake, or Williams – you’re going to need to make sure you stand out from the pack.
These programs we recommend here cover the full range of options for paralegals at different stages in their professional development – from high school graduates to experienced paralegals with college degrees who want to maximize their academic credentials.