Julia M. Dunlap, Esq., is the director of business, legal, and safety programs for UC San Diego Extension's Business certificates, ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program, the Intellectual Property Certificate Program, and OSHA Training Institute Education Center. Ms. Dunlap received her Bachelor of Art's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of San Diego, School of Law, and became an active member of the California State Bar in 1993. She is licensed to practice before California and Federal courts. In addition to her duties at UC San Diego, she is a sole practitioner specializing in estate planning. Ms. Dunlap has played an active role in education for over 18 years and is the past president of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).