Academics

Legal Assisting

GUIDELINES
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Credentialing Parameters for Particular Disciplines

All degrees and course work must be obtained from regionally accredited colleges or universities.

DISCIPLINE AREA Legal Assisting
Course Prefix UT UN D Minimum Requirements
PLA

 

X   

a baccalaureate degree in legal studies
or
an associate degree in law or paralegal studies and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline
or
a baccalaureate degree in business and office systems plus demonstrated competencies in legal office systems and software.

PLA X    

18 graduate semester hours in law or paralegal studies + master's degree or JD
or
a master's degree with a major in paralegal studies or law

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