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Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course | LSTU.810

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
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • e-Discovery
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • 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.

Enrollment and Course Materials
Students are required to enroll and purchase WESTLAW access for this course directly from The Center for Legal Studies. You can learn more about curriculum details, enroll and purchase required text books and Westlaw access at Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course, or by contacting CLS at (800) 522-7737 or

Refund Policy Students enrolling in the Center for Legal Studies programs and courses are accountable to the Center for Legal Studies refund policy and the associated fees. Learn more by visiting the Center for Legal Studies Course Policies.

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