Paralegal Studies Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the legal field

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: February 26, 2022
  • Saturdays
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Live Online
  • 6 months
  • 5,495 Priority Tuition
    (expires 2/11/22)
    $5,745 Standard Tuition

Program Details

Next Program Entry: February 26, 2022
Duration: 6 months
Format: Live Online
Schedule: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT
Cost: Priority Rate (expires 2/11/22): $5,495
Standard Rate: $5,745


Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in transitioning into the legal field
  • Current legal professionals seeking to expand their skills and knowledge
  • Students considering law school 

Admission Requirements

Students must have a bachelor’s degree for admission to this program. This requirement ensures that students are prepared for the rigorous experience at SMU and that graduates are well qualified for employment. Exceptions may be made based on experience.

Textbooks and Materials

Tuition does not include the cost of textbooks.

Required textbooks:
Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals (any edition)
ISBN: 978-1-4548-3878-4

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition or newer)
ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7

The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Forms (14th edition)
ISBN: 978-1878674104

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

Suggested, but not required textbook:
Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work (any edition)