Paralegal Studies, Certificate | Online (optional) | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) | Los Angeles, United States
5 months
7995 USD/full
7995 USD/full
7995 USD/full
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Approved by the American Bar Association, the Paralegal Studies Certificate prepares students for a career as a professional paralegal in a law firm, businesses, government, or nonprofit organization. The Paralegal Studies program at UCLA Extension fulfills educational requirements to work as a paralegal in California and is taught by UCLA School of Law-approved instructors.


Key facts

This Paralegal Studies program from UCLA Extension is perfect for individuals looking for ABA-approved, nationally recognized training to become a paralegal.

What you can learn.

  • Gain an overview of the paralegal profession as well as the responsibilities and opportunities for paralegals in various practice areas
  • Understand stages of civil procedure, from pleadings and discovery through preparing for and presenting evidence at trial
  • Analyze governing principles of law in the areas of contracts, torts, criminal law, real property, business organizations, and securities law

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Paralegal Training Program
  • Course is taught in real-time using Zoom. Class sessions are scheduled on specific day(s) and time(s). Students access course materials through Canvas and use integrated tools such as Zoom to join the live interactive classroom. Students may ask questions and interact in real-time with the instructor. The live sessions can be recorded so students may view them at a later time. Location subject to change.
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 5 months
    • Part-time
      • 11 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    On Campus, Online

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

    Student insurance

    Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

    • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
    • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
    • Liability
    • Home contents and baggage
    • Accidents
    • Legal aid

    We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

    Get your student insurance now

    Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Apply to a certificate program
    • Complete the International Student Certificate Program Application
    • Purchase health insurance
    • Provide us with your supporting documents

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      7995 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7995 USD for the full programme during 5 months.
    • National

      7995 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7995 USD for the full programme during 5 months.
    • In-State

      7995 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7995 USD for the full programme during 5 months.

    Living costs for Los Angeles

    1520 - 2570 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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