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Course Description

Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the legal field.

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Textbooks

Tuition does not include the cost of textbooks.

Course Outline

The certificate program is divided into seven required courses for a total of over 125 contact hours:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Tort and Personal Injury Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Technology
  • Contract Law
  • Survey of Law

Learner Outcomes

You will receive a certificate of completion. SMU CAPE partners with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your certificate that you can use to showcase what you’ve accomplished. This digital badge will contain information describing your credential and will allow you to easily share your achievement to LinkedIn and other platforms.

Prerequisites

Entrance Requirements

Admission into the program requires a four-year undergraduate degree, ensuring that graduates are both qualified for employment and prepared for the level of training offered at SMU. Exceptions may be made based on experience.

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Next Steps

  • Talk one-on-one with an advisor to answer your specific questions.
  • Call 214-768-5581 or email smupro@smu.edu
  • Complete and submit the application online.
  • SMU will confirm your acceptance and facilitate your payment.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Application

Name
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program
Instructions

To Submit Your Application:

  • Please click "Apply Now" to begin your application.
  • You will be required to log in or create an account if you do not already have one.
  • If you need any further assistance, contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273.
Enroll Now - Select a Section
Section Title
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program - February 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 26, 2022 to May 21, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 26, 2022 to Apr 02, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 16, 2022 to May 21, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 04, 2022 to Jun 25, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 04, 2022 to Jun 25, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 09, 2022 to Aug 27, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 09, 2022 to Aug 27, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
129.0
Location
Delivery Options
Potential Discount(s)
Reading List / Textbook
  • Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals (any edition) 
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-3878-4 

  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition) 
    ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7 

  • The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Forms (14th edition, 2010) 
    ISBN: 978-1878-674-104 

  • Basic Contract Law for Paralegals (any edition) 
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-5555-2 

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