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.

This is the only ABA-approved paralegal studies program in San Francisco.

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.

For more information on the ABA approval, please contact our program coordinator at 415.817.4223.

Summer Daytime Classes

  • PLS 300: Introduction to Civil Procedure
    Tuesday, June 7 - August 9, 1:00pm - 4:45pm, plus one Saturday TBA
  • PLS 310: Communication Skills & Legal Ethics
    Thursday, June 9 - August 11, 1:00pm - 4:45pm, plus one Saturday TBA
  • PLS 320: Legal Research & Writing
    Wednesday, June 8 - August 10, 1:00pm - 4:45pm, plus one Saturday TBA

Fall Daytime Classes

  • PLS 300: Introduction to Law/Civil Procedure
    Tuesday, August 30 - December 13, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
  • PLS 310: Communication Skills & Legal Ethics
    Thursday, August 25 - December 15, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
  • PLS 320: Legal Research & Writing
    Wednesday, August 24 - December 14, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
  • PLS 395: Pleadings & Motions
    Wednesday, August 24 - December 14, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
  • PLS 425: Torts
    Wednesday, August 24 - December 14, 2:00pm - 4:45pm

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

  • Fall 2016 Certificate Student Advance Registration Date: July 25