Legal Studies 

Job outlook

Organizations you could work for:

  • Traditional law firms
  • All levels of local, state, and federal government
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Title companies
  • Mortgage companies
  • Law libraries
  • Courts
  • Legal service/aid offices
  • Legal clinics
  • Law departments of special interest groups or associations readily employ non-attorney legal professionals (typically working under the supervision of attorneys)

Jobs you could fill:

  • Law clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Litigation specialist
  • Court clerk


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
Aaron Bartholomew Judge Pro Tempore, Practicing Attorney, Associate Professor, Chair, Legal Studies Department
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 Hunt Willoughby 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


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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