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 Paralegal  
Course Prefix UT UN D Minimum Requirements
PLA X    

18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, plus master’s degree OR master’s or doctorate degree in law, including a PhD, juris doctorate or master’s degree in law or paralegal studies.

PLA 2732, PLA 2763    X  

A baccalaureate degree OR an associate degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline OR academic preparation coupled with work experience.

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