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.
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 exceptional 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 Effective Fall 2016
This degree is designed for students who want to prepare for a career as a paralegal and who have no immediate plans to continue on in the Bachelor's degree program. It requires fewer general education classes but more career prep paralegal studies classes.
|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, LLP, Salt Lake City|
|Lauree Roberts||Alumni Representative, Public Sector Paralegal, Office of the Murray City Attorney|
|Carolyn Hofheins-Howard||Master Mediator; Adjunct Faculty|
|R. Brett Evanson||Partner, Evanson Weber, PLLC|
|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