Paralegal Studies Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the legal field

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: August 21, 2021
  • Saturdays
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Live Online
  • 6 months
  • 5,495 Priority Tuition
    (expires two weeks before start date)
    $5,745 Standard Tuition

Program Details

Next Program Entry: August 21, 2021
Duration: 6 months
Format: Live Online
Schedule: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
Cost: Priority Rate (until two weeks before start date): $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)