The Paralegal, Legal Assistant Associate's Degree and Paralegal, Legal Assistant Certificate programs prepare students for careers as paralegals, legal assistants, and legal support professionals.
Certification Eligibility Requirements: Paralegal Studies Program. In adherence with the American Bar Association's Guidelines for the Approval of Paralegal Education Programs, to earn a Certificate or an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies, all students must take at least ten semester credits of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction at Skyline College. This requirement applies to all students including those seeking to transfer credits from another institution. For more information, visit: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/paralegals.html.
Paralegal Studies (AA) Requirements
|Required Core Courses||Units|
|LEGL 240||Introduction to Law||3 units|
|LEGL 245||Paralegal Profession I||3 units|
|LEGL 247||Paralegal Profession II||3 units|
|LEGL 250||Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I||3 units|
|LEGL 252||Civil Litigation I||3 units|
|LEGL 354||Civil Litigation II||3 units|
|LEGL 430||Law Office Technology||3 units|
|LEGL 290||Community Legal Services Clinic||3 units|
|LEGL 670||Paralegal Internship||3 units|
|COOP 670||Vocational Cooperative Education||3 units|
|Plus a selection of 3 units from the following approved electives:||Units|
|LEGL 260||Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis II||3 units|
|LEGL 275||Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties||3 units|
|LEGL 304||Concepts of Criminal Law||3 units|
|LEGL 306||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3 units|
|LGST 200||Restorative Justice||3 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.