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Law Courses

In San Diego there is a great demand for individuals with critical thinking and problem-solving skills, trained to work in a legal environment. Whether it is intellectual property or paralegal training, UCSD Extension has the education you need to make your mark in the legal community.

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The American Bar Association defines a "Paralegal" as a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by an attorney, law firm, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work under the direction and supervision of a practicing licensed attorney.

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Accelerated Paralegal Program
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The intensive accelerated program allows students to complete instruction in twelve weeks. Explore a variety of topics including Practice and Procedures;Legal Communications; Civil Litigation; Business/Corporate Law; and Intellectual Property Law.
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eDiscovery & Litigation Technology Certificate
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Our innovative curriculum is designed to help develop technically proficient legal professionals who are better prepared to manage the increased demand of automated legal processes, large volumes of data, complex litigation and electronically stored information.
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MCLE- Patent Law Secrets Exposed
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February 16-17
Join keynote speaker John Cabeca, director of USPTO for a special two-day event that will expose secrets of patent law. Expert speakers, including those from Knobbe Martens, will share their insight and best practices on a variety of topics. This is a must attend event for attorneys with 5-10 years of practice or for those looking for a refresher.
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MCLE - Technology Licensing Workshop
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The Technology Licensing Workshop will focus on the practical skills required to conduct licensing, as well as provide a foundation of business development essentials that are used throughout institutes and companies alike. Opportunities will include mock negotiation exercises and techniques that will detail methods to carry out successful due diligence practices.
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Free Information Session
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Weighing Paralegal Education Options? Attend an upcoming free information session 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, December 13. Learn about flexible learning opportunities, including the accelerated program that allows you to complete the ABA-Approved program in 12 weeks.

Understanding eDiscovery & Litigation Technology
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Online Course - Part of the eDiscovery certificate, this course will introduce litigation staff to the rules and technology associated with the dynamic legal area of eDiscovery by presenting each stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, from information governance to production of documents.
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Master's Degree

The Health Policy and Law Master's Degree is a unique program of study that equips both legal and medical/health professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to improve practice where healthcare and law overlap.