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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 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 18, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 18, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 25, 2023 to Apr 01, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 25, 2023 to Mar 25, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Apr 15, 2023 to Jun 03, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 15, 2023 to Jun 03, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 17, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 17, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 24, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 24, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 08, 2023 to Aug 12, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 08, 2023 to Aug 12, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
129.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Standard Registration Rate non-credit $5,745.00 Click here to get more information
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 

Section Title
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program - June 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 01, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 06, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 08, 2023 to Jul 13, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 13, 2023 to Jul 18, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Aug 01, 2023 to Sep 12, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Aug 03, 2023 to Sep 14, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 26, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 03, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 17, 2023 to Nov 28, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2023 to Nov 30, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
129.0
Location
Delivery Options
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 

Section Title
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program - February 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Aug 19, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 19, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Aug 26, 2023 to Oct 07, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 26, 2023 to Sep 30, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Oct 21, 2023 to Dec 09, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 21, 2023 to Dec 09, 2023
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 06, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 06, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 20, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 20, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 27, 2024 to Mar 02, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 27, 2024 to Mar 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
129.0
Location
Delivery Options
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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