The ABA-approved paralegal program provides students with an in-depth perspective into the legal field, as well as the essential skills required for success.
Extension's paralegal program features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. Classes are taught by prominent attorneys and experienced paralegals who provide students with a balanced perspective and insight into the tasks paralegals perform. Emphasis is placed on the working relationship between the paralegal and the attorney. Course content focuses on civil litigation; areas of curriculum include legal research, writing, interviewing and substantive and procedural law. American Bar Association (ABA) approval has become a benchmark for many employers who hire paralegals. To be considered for approval by the ABA, a program must meet standards adopted by the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals. Both the UC San Diego Extension accelerated and part-time programs have been granted ABA approval.
Available in accelerated or part-time formats, this program combines pratical skills with legal theory and analysis.
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