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Associate in Science: Paralegal

Paralegal Curriculum Requirement

(Total 60 Units)

The Associates in Science degree in paralegal studies is designed to prepare students for positions as paralegals in the legal and business fields. Individuals who are already employed in the legal field and seeking advancement opportunities may also select this program of study.

The paralegal degree program is an intensive program of study. Extensive writing, research, and critical thinking skills are required in all of the law courses in this degree program. ENG 101 and Legal 100a/b are foundation courses in the program. It is recommended that ENG 101 be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrolling in LEGL 100a/b. Completion of or con-current enrollment in Legal 100a/b is required prior to enrolling in other legal courses. Non-majors who are currently employed in the legal field and want to enroll in a course for professional development should contact the paralegal program director for assistance.

Recommended Course Sequence for Associate of Science

YEAR 1 – First Semester

CRS# COURSE UNITS
Legl 100A/B Introduction to Paralegalism / Legal Procedures 3 units
Legl 115 or 120 Litigation or Torts 3 units
Gen Ed 000 General Education 3 units
Gen Ed 000 General Education 3 units
Gen Ed 000 General Education 3 units
  15 units

YEAR 1 – Second Semester

CRS# COURSE UNITS
Legl 115 or 120 Litigation or Torts Law 3 units
Legl 105 Legal Research 3 units
Legl 000 Legal Specialty Elective 3 units
Gen Ed 000 General Education 3 units
Gen Ed 000 General Education 3 units
  15 units

YEAR 2 – First Semester

CRS# COURSE UNITS
Legl 180 Contracts 3 units
Legl 110 Legal Communications 3 units
Legl 000 Legal Specialty Elective 3 units
GenEd 000 General Education 3 units
GenEd 000 General Education 3 units
  15 units

YEAR 2 – Second Semester

CRS# COURSE UNITS
Legl 000 Legal Specialty Elective 3 units
Legl 000 Legal Specialty Elective 3 units
GenEd 000 General Education 3 units
GenEd 000 General Education 3 units
GenEd 000 General Education 3 units
  15 units

Major = 30 units (18 core, 12 electives)

General Education = 30 units


Semester Offerings of Paralegal Courses

Frequency of Core Offerings
Course Fall Spring Summer
AM PM AM PM AM PM
LEGL 100A Introduction to Paralegalism   1   1   1
LEGL 100B Legal Procedures   1   1   1
LEGL 105 Legal Research   1   1    
LEGL 110 Legal Writing & Communications       1   1
LEGL 115 Civil Litigation - Procedures   1   1    
LEGL 120 Tort Law   1   1    
LEGL 180 Contract Law   1   1    
LEGL 000 Specialty Electives   5   5   1
Total Classes per Semester 11 12 4
 

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