Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course

In this challenging course designed to meet the requirements of California Business and Professions Code §6450, participants focus on areas of study that interest them most. You will choose six Advanced Paralegal Course topics, gaining expertise that you can apply to your work in the field. Topics include:



  • Advanced Legal Research

  • Bankruptcy Law

  • Business Law and Practices

  • Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

  • Criminal Law

  • Criminal Procedure

  • Education Law

  • Estate Planning: Probate, Wills, and Trusts

  • Family Law

  • Immigration Law

  • Intellectual Property

  • Mediation and Other Forms of ADR
  • Real Property Law

  • Victim Advocacy

  • Water Law




Course Structure


Each course topic is a seven-week online session requiring an estimated 45–50 hours of individual study. You may take more than one at a time in any order. When you have successfully completed six course topics, you will receive a certificate of completion from UCSC Extension.


Course Materials


Students are required to purchase WESTLAW access for this course directly from The Center for Legal Studies. Learn more about curriculum details and purchase required text books and Westlaw access at www.legalstudies.com, or by contacting CLS at (800) 522-7737 or info@legalstudies.com.



Refund Policy


Students in the Center for Legal Studies program are accountable to the UCSC Extension refund policy and associated fees. Learn more by visiting the UCSC Extension policy section on our website ucsc-extension.edu.





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Prerequisites :


Offering code Offering title
LSTU.800 Paralegal Core Certificate Course©