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, business law, or paralegal training, UCSD Extension has the education you need to make your mark in the legal community.
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.
Celebrating over 15 years as an ABA-approved Paralegal Program
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Courses available online this Fall!
Explore the principles of intellectual property and its importance in safeguarding innovation and creativity. Complete the certificate in just two quarters.
Starts Sept 22
The intensive accelerated program allows students to complete instruction in twelve weeks.
Starts Oct 2
This exam preparatory course is designed to review the key topics tested in the two day exam for certification of paralegals. Topics include Communications, Judgment and Analytical Ability, Legal Research, Legal Terminology, and Ethics.
Join Julia Dunlap, Director of Legal Education at UCSD Extension, at a free info session to learn more about the paralegal and intellectual property certificates, and how you can develop your career in these fields.
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October 27-30, 2014
Take the next step in your career. Join expert career strategist, Camille Primm, at a free clinic to help you gauge your career development and set tangible goals. Choose from four clinics: recent grad, mid-career, in-transition or "encore."
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Students and alumni of the paralegal program have access to job assistance through the Paralegal Career Services Manager. Benefits include individual counseling sessions and regular job announcements.
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