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Next class begins October 25
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.
View our on-demand information session video and learn more about our program.
Average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Texas. Learn more.
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
Talk to a Program Advisor by contacting Karoline Staton, Senior Recruitment Specialist, at 214-768-1086.