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.

The UVU legal studies degree programs and certificate are ABA-approved.

*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.



The UVU Legal Studies Program strives to provide a rigorous education and real-world training to prepare students for careers as paralegals and in other law-related occupations in Utah and nationally.  The program focuses on producing exception graduates with the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for success in the legal field and with the practical skills required in today's legal marketplace.



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New curriculum information will be posted shortly.  

Legal Studies Advisory Committee 2015-2016

Name Title & Organization
Christina Cope Region III Director, Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar Association
Steve Averett Judge Pro Tempore and J. Reuben Clark Law School Librarian (BYU)
Gregory J. Sanders  Shareholder, Kipp & Christian, P.C., Salt Lake City
Diane Samudio 2nd Vice President of Utah Paralegal Association
Danielle Allison Alumni Representative; Owner, Expert Paralegal Services
Alex Peterson Partner, Peck Peterson, Salt Lake City
Lauree Roberts Alumni Representative, Public Sector Paralegal, Office of the Murray City Attorney
Carolyn Hofheins-Howard Master Mediator; Adjunct Faculty
Kiersty Loughmiller Law Clerk/Bailiff - Utah State Courts
Lesleigh Ashby Public Sector Paralegal, Utah State Courts, 4th District & Juvenile Courts
Tom Seiler Robinson, Seiler & Assoc., Commissioner of Utah State Bar Association
Neil Skousen Practicing Lawyer, Private Practice
Judge James Taylor  Fourth Judicial District, State of Utah
Richard F. Brunst, Jr.   Mayor, City of Orem

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  • 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:

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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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