Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

Next class begins August 19

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Duration: 6 months
Format: In Person
Next Plano Session: August 19, 2017 – March 10, 2018 (Saturdays) on the Plano campus
Next Dallas Session: Begins October 25, 2017 (Mondays and Wednesdays) on the Dallas campus
Cost:

Priority Rate (two weeks before start date): $5,495

Standard Rate: $5,745

Paralegals are an essential part of the successful practice of law. The SMU CAPE Paralegal Studies Certificate is a six month, noncredit certificate program designed to give an overview of the profession with an emphasis on practical skills. All modules are taught by carefully-selected and experienced professionals who share their knowledge and expertise.

Who Should Attend?

  • Legal staff who want to enhance their skills
  • People seeking knowledge of the paralegal profession
  • Students considering law school

Key Benefits

  • Courses are taught by practicing professionals — attorneys and paralegals — who are experts in their fields with real-world experience.
  • Complete the program in about six months.
  • Evening and weekend options are available on the Dallas and Plano campuses to fit with your busy life.

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Informational Video

View our on-demand information session video and learn more about our program.

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$53K

Average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Texas. Learn more.

8%

Projected increase in employment by 2024 for paralegals and legal assistants. Learn more.

Top job titles include paralegal, administrative assistant, legal secretary. Learn more.

“SMU’s reputation was a deciding factor in choosing the CAPE program. With my Baylor undergraduate degree, and my master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, choosing SMU rounds out my résumé nicely.” — Paige Yaney

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Questions?

Talk to a Program Advisor by contacting Karoline Staton, Senior Recruitment Specialist, at 214-768-1086.