Pasadena City College
Paralegal Studies
Pasadena City College    1570 Colorado Boulevard    Pasadena, CA  91106  (626) 585-7817
Paralegal Core Classes

1.        Core courses (32 units):

___        Legal 134, Intro to Paralegal Studies
___        Legal 135A, Wills, Trusts, Probate Administration
___        Legal 138, Field Practice ****
___        Legal 139, Tort Law & Claims Investigation
___        Bus 12A, Bus Law
___        Legal 141, Civil & Criminal Evidence
___        Legal 142, Law Office Procedures & Ethics
___        Legal 145A, Legal Research
___        Legal 145B, Computer Aided Research
___        Legal 146, Computer Use for Law Office
___        Legal 150, Paralegal Studies Grad Seminar

2.        Elective Courses (10 units):
*Chosen from the following elective courses (any combination of General Education and Paralegal)

Paralegal*:

___        Bus 12B, Business Law  (3 units)
___        Legal 135B, Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration  (3 units)
___        Legal 136, Property Law, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights (3 units)
___        Legal 140, Family Law & Dissolution Procedure  (3 units)
___        Legal 143, Workers’ Compensation Law  (3 units)
___        Legal 148, Immigration  (3 units)

General Education*:

___        American Institution 125  (3 units)
___        Health Education, any  (2 units total)
___        History 7A-B, 25A-D, 29A-B, 41  (each, 3 units)
___        Physical Education, any  (2 units total)
___        Political Science, 1, 7  (each, 3 units)

** Legal 138 Field Practice can only be taken once for credit towards the Paralegal Studies Certificate of Achievement. For list of
current internship opportunities, please contact Dr. Carol Kellogg at cdkellogg@pasadena.edu or (626) 585-7817

See Complete List in the “Student Worksheet – Requirements for Paralegal Studies Certificate of Achievement” under "FORMS
section of this website.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the general education course requirement prior to taking the legal specialty
courses.

NOTE: To obtain an Associate in Science Degree, please refer to the current college catalog for all requirements.
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