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ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs

Oklahoma

East Central University, Ada
Rose State College, Midwest City
University of Oklahoma Law Center, Norman
University of Tulsa, Tulsa


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East Central University
Legal Studies Program
1100 East 14th Street, PMB F-4
Ada, OK 74820
Director: Jenna Owens
Telephone: 580.559.5603
Fax: 580.436.5345

Type of Institution: Public, 4 yr
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science Degree
Minimum length of time to complete program: 3 1/2 years
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.ecok.edu/colleges/liberalarts_socialsciences/polsci_legal/leg_stu/paralegal.htm
Description: East Central University is a public university in Oklahoma offering an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies and the major is approved by the American Bar Association. This program of study exposes legal studies majors to a broad spectrum of law, including its theoretical, procedural, and practical aspects. Our program develops graduates with proven intellectual abilities and occupational competencies for the paralegal profession. Because law impacts every career field, this liberal arts degree creates broad career potential. The Legal Studies Major offers a solid foundation for entry into law or graduate school, employment in law related professions, and for entry level employment as a paralegal with law firms, private business enterprises, and governmental agencies.

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Rose State College
Legal Assistant Program - Business Division
6420 SE 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110
Director: Judy Shaw
Telephone: 405.733.7460
Fax: 405.733.7447

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate of Applied Science
Minimum length of time to complete program: three semesters
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.rose.edu/students/busdiv/LA.asp
Description: The Rose State College Legal Assistant Program is a two-year program that provides practical training in legal skills supported by substantive legal theory. It was the first such program in Oklahoma and has been approved by the ABA since 1976. Instruction and assignments are practical in nature to prepare the student for a career as a legal assistant. Current technology is integrated into the coursework to increase the graduate's marketability. Ethical responsibility is emphasized to equip the graduate to meet the ethical challenges of the workplace.

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University of Oklahoma Law Center
Legal Assistant Education
300 W. Timberdell
Norman, OK 73019
Director: Michael Scaperlanda
Telephone: 405.325.4833
Fax: 405.325.7474

Type of Institution: Public
Degrees Offered: Post-secondary Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: 2 yrs
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.law.ou.edu/lae
Description: The University of Oklahoma Law Center has been training students since 1968 for employment in law-related occupations in law firms, corporations, banks, governmental agencies, the judiciary, and social-service organizations. The curriculum stresses understanding and reasoning, rather than rote learning of facts and information. The program's unusual structure of Saturday classes allows students to earn the certificate while employed or attending school.

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University of Tulsa
Paralegal Studies Program
Division of Continuing Education
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
Director: Pamela J. Mitchell
Telephone: 918.631.2524
Fax: 918.631.3367

For more information: www.utulsa.edu
Degrees Offered: Certificate in Paralegal Studies; Legal Nurse Consultant Program

Updated: 07/12/2012

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