Program Overview

The Paralegal Program was developed in cooperation with the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Legal Secretaries Association (now the San Mateo County Legal Professionals Association) to train personnel to assist attorneys in both civil and criminal matters. The Litigation Certificate is designed for students who want to specialize in litigation, pursue a higher education degree related to law and the legal system, prepare for law school, or prepare foreign attorneys for a Masters in Law (LLM) program, which must be completed in order to take the California Bar Exam. The Litigation Certificate is a unique offering that enables our students to be more competitive and be better prepared for current industry needs.


Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 15 units Units
LEGL 250 Legal Research and Writing 3 units
LEGL 251 Torts 3 units
LEGL 252 Civil Litigation and Trial Preparation 3 units
LEGL 260 Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3 units
LEGL 276 Electronic Litigation and Investigation 3 units
Selective courses, choose a minimum of 3 units from the following: Units
LEGL 254 Family Law 3 units
LEGL 263 Intellectual Property Law 3 units
LEGL 264 Contracts 3 units
LEGL 267 Animal Law 3 units
LEGL 269 Elder Law 3 units
Total Required Units: 18