Requirements and Details

Core Requirements

Code Course Title Units
LS 301 American Legal Studies 4
LS 304 Legal Research and Writing 4
LS 311 Law Office Computer Applications 4
LS 365 Litigation I 4
LS 368 Litigation II 4
LS 380 Torts 4
LS 390 Contracts 4
LS 490 Paralegal Internship & Ethics 4
LS 499 Senior Project 2

Electives

10-12 semester hours from the following:

Code Course Title Units
LS 321 Family Law 4
LS 328 Property & Real Estate Transactions 4
LS 330 Business Organizations 4
LS 331 Bankruptcy 4
LS 340 Selected Topics 4
LS 345 Immigration Law and Procedure 4
LS 350 Wills, Trusts, and Probate 4
LS 355 Advanced On-line Research 2
LS 357 E Discovery 2
LS 358 Trial Technology 2
LS 370 Criminal Law and Procedures 4
LS 410 Law in Film and Literature 4
LS 498 Paralegal Internship 2

Transfer courses are accepted into this program, but majors must take a minimum of 24 semester hours of upper-division LS courses from La Verne. Students should complete WRT 110 and six additional semester hours of general education prior to taking LS courses. At least 18 semester hours of general education must meet the Legal Studies Program’s approval. The major requires 46 semester hours.