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Enroll in our Paralegal Online Certificate Program!

UW Oshkosh, in partnership with Midwest Paralegal Studies, offers a 12-month paralegal certificate of completion. The five-part, generalist program provides a comprehensive overview of all the paralegal roles and responsibilities. 

Click here to download our 2015 Paralegal Certificate Brochure >>

This program will help you:

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  • Learn about the law
  • Start a new career
  • Upgrade your skills
  • Prepare for law school

The next course begins September 10, 2015

Registration is available online. You are able to select multiple courses with a Sept. 10 start date during the registration process.

All prospective students must email the instructor, Zoran Pervanovich, prior to registration, at You are also invited to learn more through the free, online orientation seminar. Get direct feedback from the program instructor! Visit

Who Can Enroll

This professional program is recommended for those in the legal profession seeking advancement or for someone interested in a career change. It is open to anyone with a high school diploma/GED.

All prospective students must email the instructor, Zoran Pervanovich, at for advising and registration.

Flexible Study

This is an online tutoring program designed to let you work at a pace comfortable for your busy lifestyle. It begins with a free, one-hour orientation seminar held online.

Program Overview

The certificate program includes a total of five classes, each lasting seven weeks. Classes are designed to meet the needs of both novices and those currently working in the legal field and looking to upgrade their skills. You will learn how to:

  • Research and write a legal office memo
  • Explore and investigate a legal specialty
  • Learn the procedures of a local court system
  • Understand the management of a law office
  • Develop strategies for a paralegal job search

How the Program Works

Students will access all of the lectures and study materials they will need weekly online and via email. Additional individual tutoring will be furnished to each student during the course of the program as needed.

Flexible scheduling allows you to work at your own pace. Take individual courses to upgrade your skills or work toward completing a certificate.

Courses may be taken in any order at the start of each class term. However, we recommend students take courses in the order in which they are listed below.

2015 Course Start Dates

All five courses are offered each term with the same starting date. 

Additional 2016 courses will be announced soon!

Earning the Certificate

A certificate of completion will be presented by UW Oshkosh to those who complete all five courses in the series. You can choose to enroll in one or more individual courses, but you will not receive a certificate until you have completed all five courses in the series.

Course Descriptions and Start Dates:

All courses below will begin September 10, 2015. Click here to register. You are able to select multiple courses during the online registration process.

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Paralegal Research (seven weeks) $195

The next start date for this course is September 10, 2015. 

This course presents an overview of entry-level, paralegal research and writing tools. All students will access law resources online and at the local library once a week for specific assignments. In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law applying the same to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC reasoning technique. All work must be submitted online.

Paralegal Jurisprudence (seven weeks) $195

The next start date for this course is September 10, 2015. 

This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate and many others). All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.

Paralegal Litigation (seven weeks) $195

The next start date for this course is September 10, 2015.

This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online.

Paralegal Management (seven weeks) $195

The next start date for this course is September 10, 2015. 

This course is an overview of the paralegal office manager at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and/or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.

Paralegal Career (seven weeks) $195

The next start date for this course is September 10, 2015. 

This course presents an overview of paralegal job search/portfolio method and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal career portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post a résumé online at the end of class. 

Program Cost 

The cost to for each course is $195, or $975 for the entire certificate program. The cost includes all study materials.

Registration Deadline 

Your registration is requested 10 days prior to each course. After that date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement to determine course availability.

About the Instructor 

Mr. Zoran V. Perovanovich has been a paralegal educator and consultant for more than 20 years. He is the founder and instructor of Midwest Paralegal Studies and is dedicated to coordinating flexible, low-cost, entry-level paralegal tutoring across the country.

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