Online Master of Legal Studies – Legal Paraprofessional Emphasis
The state of Arizona now allows non-lawyers to provide legal services in a limited capacity through its new legal paraprofessional license. The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) online with a legal paraprofessional emphasis focuses on providing non-lawyer limited legal practitioners with the knowledge and curricular qualifications needed to be eligible for the Arizona legal paraprofessional licensure exam.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is a legal paraprofessional emphasis?
The legal paraprofessional emphasis was specifically designed to fulfill the curricular requirements for eligibility to take the Arizona legal paraprofessional licensure exam. The limited practice areas included in this licensure are:
- Family law.
- Civil law (limited jurisdiction).
- Criminal (limited jurisdiction).
- Administrative law (as permitted by agencies).
Once you’ve obtained a license, you’ll be prepared to provide legal advice and assistance to clients in the permitted practice areas, including client representation in court.
Can I practice law with this paraprofessional law emphasis?
Not right away. However, this program does fulfill the curricular components needed to be eligible for the legal paraprofessional licensure exam. To practice law, you’ll need to pass the exam and complete the experiential component of the requirements.
What is a degree emphasis? Is it the same as a concentration?
A degree program’s emphasis is similar to a concentration, but there are key differences.
Legal paraprofessional emphasis courses
This one-year program is made up of a required course, foundational courses and emphasis courses. Courses include:
U.S. Law and Legal Analysis
Administrative Agencies and Regulations
Fundamentals of Contract Law
What can I do with a paraprofessional law emphasis?
The MLS program with a legal paraprofessional emphasis provides you with the courses and knowledge needed to be eligible to sit for the Arizona legal paraprofessional licensure exam. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to pursue roles including, but not limited to:
Legal paraprofessional admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies online program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.
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