Paralegal Studies - Associate in Science
The paralegal profession is one of the fastest-growing job fields in the nation. Paralegals hold increasingly important and high-paying positions at large and small law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, banks, real estate and insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, and Silicon Valley startups. Evergreen Valley College’s Paralegal Studies Program prepares graduates to work as a “paralegal” or “legal assistant” under California law (Business and Professions Code Section 6450). A student will qualify for an Associate in Science degree by completing all core requirements with a grade of “C” or better in addition to the college's general education requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe the legal profession’s basic ethical guidelines and their importance, applying them in practice situations.
- Analyze a client’s case, determining the legal issues to be addressed and the legal rules that apply.
|LA 010||Introduction to Law, Legal Research, the Constitution, and Ethics||3|
|LA 071||Legal Research||3|
|LA 072||Advanced Legal Analysis & Writing||3|
|Select 15 units of Legal Specialty Courses||15|
|California Courts and Litigation Practice|
|Tort and Personal Injury Law|
|Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning|
|Real Estate and Property Law|
|Intellectual Property Law|
|Electives - 12 units A.S. applicable courses||12|