The body of knowledge required to effectively perform legal support services can only come from a formal education in paralegal studies. As attorneys, corporations and government agencies work within an increasingly complex legal framework, the level of responsibility they expect paralegals to be able to take on has also increased. Law offices and other employers in Utah have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.
- The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers current and future paralegals an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system. GRE an LSAT scores are not required.
- The online Master of Legal Studies program from Pepperdine Law teaches professionals from a variety of fields the fundamental legal skills they need to better execute their law-related responsibilities. No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply.
- The online Master of Legal Studies from American University equips students with fundamental legal training and industry-specific knowledge. Students attend online classes and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C. Complete in as few as 15 months. No GRE or LSAT required.
You may be interested in beginning or advancing a career as a paralegal, completing an online program or a campus-based one, or pursuing part-time or full-time study. Thanks to the meteoric growth of the paralegal field in the U.S., everything from pre-degree undergraduate certificate programs to post-bac certificates to bachelor’s degrees in paralegal studies and beyond are readily available.
So, whether you’re an Orem legal secretary looking to make the transition to a paralegal position, a career changer with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in another field, or a recent high school graduate with aspirations of working in one of Salt Lake City’s massive law firms, there is a host of paralegal programs that are sure to meet your needs. However, this abundance of programs may also make choosing a quality program a tedious process.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing a school by assembling a list of the best programs available in Utah, both on-campus, and online. We included only those programs that have earned regional or national accreditation, so you can be sure that whichever one you choose, it will be comprehensive and relevant.
All you have to do is request additional information for important details that may make narrowing down your options a little easier – everything from tuition costs to features that make these programs stand out from the competition.
We know that choosing a course of study to begin—or advance—a paralegal career is an important first step, and we’re confident our picks will make it easy to find a program that meets your personal and professional goals.