Requirements and Details

Total program: 46 semester hours

Core Requirements: 36 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
LS 301 American Legal Studies 4
LS 304 Legal Research and Writing 4
LS 311 Law Office Computer Applications 2
LS 355 Advanced Online Research 2
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 4

Electives

A minimum of 10 hours from the following:

Code Course Title Units
LS 321 Family Law 4
LS 328 Property/Real Estate Transactions 4
LS 329 Property/Bankruptcy 4
LS 330 Business Organizations 4
LS 331 Bankruptcy 4
LS 338 Intellectual Property 4
LS 340 Selected Topics 4
LS 345 Immigration Law and Procedure 4
LS 350 Wills, Trusts, and Probate 4
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

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. Transfer courses are accepted into this program if approved by the Legal Studies Department. We do not transfer civil procedure, litigation, on-line research or internship courses, or courses over seven years old. Courses transferred must be legal specialty courses as defined by the American Bar Association. Majors must take a minimum of 24 semester hours of upper-division LS courses from La Verne. The major requires a minimum of 46 semester hours.