Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies

SMU Certificate in Paralegal Studies | Program Details

The SMU Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a six-month, non-credit certificate program designed to advance the skills and career options of professionals in the legal industry. SMU’s program focuses on practical training and knowledge used in the legal workplace. The certificate program is divided into six educational course components, including Introduction to Law, Torts & Personal Injury, Legal Research & Writing, Civil Litigation, Contract Law, and Bankruptcy for a total of over 120 classroom and coursework hours.

If you are interested in enhancing your professional credibility, training, employment prospects and income potential, the SMU Paralegal Certificate is for you – Enroll Today!

SMU Paralegal Certificate students will…

  • Collaborate with peers in a blended learning setting – in class, online, and independent study.
  • Receive career development support, including résumé-writing and interviewing skills.
  • Earn a framed certificate from SMU upon graduation.

Who should attend?

  • Legal assistants and staff wishing to enhance or advance their careers by earning a professional credential
  • Career changers seeking a professional legal career with strong compensation
  • Students considering law school who would like a head-start on their peers

View the on-demand informational video