Online Program

Paralegal Studies Certificate

Program Overview

Earn an online Paralegal Studies Certificate from the University of Tennessee Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning that prepares you to effectively navigate the legal system and help lawyers and clients argue their cases.

The job market for paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow 14% by 2030.*

*Source: Burning Glass

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Four starts per year

100% online

Finish in 14 weeks

Fully asynchronous coursework with optional live sessions

No prior professional or academic legal experience required

Program Details

With the help of instructors with decades of legal experience, you will conceptualize a case from start to finish, gain a deep understanding of legal research and writing, and learn the ins and outs of law office administration.

Our online Paralegal Studies Certificate program curriculum can be completed asynchronously on a part-time schedule (14 weeks) with optional, live virtual sessions to get your questions answered.

Start your journey toward a necessary and rewarding career, and learn more about the UT online Paralegal Studies Certificate today.

Student Testimonial

This course gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation of the huge role a paralegal plays in the success of every lawyer he or she serves.

Henrietta Brazal, 2023 Program Graduate

Meet Your Instructors

Amanda DeVincenzo

Amanda DeVincenzo has over 25 years of professional experience that spans across law, business, public policy, journalism, human services, academia, and volunteerism. She spent 15 years working as a senior paralegal and legal analyst in family, civil, criminal, immigration, contract, and bankruptcy law. She now runs her paralegal coaching and consulting business, where she empowers the next generation of paralegal entrepreneurs to build the business and life of their dreams. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology at the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts in public policy and administration at Northwestern University.

Jennifer Webber

Jennifer Webber is a strategic consultant and executive coach providing counsel to new entrepreneurs and established business owners so that they may build solid foundations in their businesses.

Jennifer uses her 20+ years of experience as an intellectual property attorney—where she served clients in automotive, medical, mass product manufacturing, manufacturing, and creative industries—to better serve her consulting clients. Over the course of her career, she has devoted significant volunteer time to advancing women in the profession of law, previously serving as president and executive board member of California Women Lawyers, executive board member of Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, and as president and board member of the Junior League of Billings in Montana. She is dedicated to developing leaders in the nonprofit sector in her community.

Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Our Paralegal Studies Certificate program combines quality, affordability, and flexibility to give working professionals the opportunity to earn a comprehensive education in just 14 weeks. The next session begins May 6, 2024.