The American Bar Association has approved this program for the education of paralegals. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney or perform work for which an attorney is responsible. Paralegals do not practice law nor give legal advice. Admission requirements are a bachelor’s degree or 60 semester hours (including a minimum of 18 in general education) from a regionally accredited college. The general education must include at least three semester hours in college-level English composition and 15 hours from at least three of the following academic areas: social and behavioral science; English composition and literature; foreign language; mathematics; humanities; natural science; appreciation or history of the arts. Students at the University of La Verne in any major may earn a certificate. See the department for details.

Contact Person: Carolyn Bekhor

Information on this page is subject to change. Official program and course information is available in the University of La Verne Catalog.

Program Requirements

Requirements: 32 semester hours

Same as the Core Requirements for the B.S., Legal Studies, except that LS 499 is not required. An elective in an area of interest is encouraged.

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 Research & Writing 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