Legal Studies 


The UVU Legal Studies program is undergoing significant transition.  A new curriculum will go into effect in the fall of 2016.  The new curriculum has been designed to streamline the program and to ensure that you are well-prepared for a career as a paralegal.

Check back here for more information about the new curriculum and for additional information as we undertake to update and expand our webpage.



Legal Studies Advisory Committee

Name Title & Organization
Lesleigh Ashby Public Sector Paralegal, Utah State Courts, Fourth District Juvenile Court
Steve Averett Judge Pro Tempore and J. Reuben Clark Law School Librarian
Diane Samudio Manager of Paralegals
Danielle Allison Alumni Representative, Private Sector Paralegal, Freelance Paralegal
Kim Bruce Private Sector Paralegal, Workman Nydegger
Lauree Roberts Alumni Representative, Public Sector Paralegal, Office of the Murray City Attorney
Carolyn Hofheins-Howard Master Mediator
Kiersty Loughmiller Law Clerk/Bailiff - Utah State Courts
Daniel Price Graduate Representative
Tom Seiler Practicing Lawyer, Robinson, Seiler & Assoc., Commissioner of Utah Bar Association
Neil Skousen Practicing Lawyer, Private Practice
Judge James Taylor District Court Judge, Fourth District Court
  Mayor, Alpine City - Community Representative

Create Your Personal Graduation Plan Today

  • Avoid accumulating credits you don't need for graduation.
  • Make sure the University schedules the classes you need when you need them.

You could graduate in 3 years!

  1. Enroll in 15 credits each semester. See "15 to Finish" for more information on the financial and academic benefits of completing 15 credits a semester.
  2. Enroll in summer semester to expedite graduation.

Generic graduation plan based on a full-time student who does not need developmental courses and does not have transfer credit

See your advisor to develop your individualized plan in Wolverine Track:

Program Director

Administrative Assistant

Transfer Policy

The Legal Studies Program only transfers credits for Legal Specialty courses from other ABA approved programs and limits the total number of transferred credits to 9CrH.

For more information visit UVU's transfer page.

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