Paralegal Studies (ABA-Approved)

Academic Credit Certificate

ABA-Approved School for Paralegal Studies

San Francisco State University is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association has granted approval to the Paralegal Studies program offered by SF State Extended Learning.

Recent California legislation defines who may call himself or herself a paralegal and sets forth educational criteria for paralegals. One of the criteria is graduation from a program approved by the American Bar Association. Please refer to the section on New California Legislation on Paralegals. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

For more information on the ABA approval, please contact our program coordinator at 415.817.4244.

Paralegal Education & Training

Paralegal Courses & Certificate

Our school offers a variety of courses in all aspects of paralegal studies. You may select any class that interests you, or follow our comprehensive Paralegal Studies certificate curriculum.

Paralegal Studies Graduate Benefit

Paralegal graduates may audit an elective course of their choice at a 50% registration fee discount. Registration forms must be submitted to Pat Medina for verification. Payment must be made in person at the 6th floor front desk.

Advance Registration

  • Summer 2018 Certificate Student Advance Registration: April 23, 2018
  • Summer 2018 Online & Open Registration: April 24, 2018