Paralegal Studies (ABA-Approved)

Academic Credit Certificate


ABA-Approved Paralegal Courses & Certificate

The SF State Paralegal Studies program 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. Courses are held at the SF State Downtown Campus, conveniently located on Market Street at Powell.


Paralegal Class Schedule

Paralegal Class Schedule

See the class schedule for Paralegal Studies certificate classes and MCLE/CEU classes.


Certificate Cost

Course Fees: $8,990

Student Success

Student Success

Students share their stories of getting started and moving ahead with the help of the Paralegal Studies program.

Paralegal Job Board

Paralegal Job Board

Find the right job for you or post a job opportunity on our paralegal job board.

News and Events

News & Events



American Bar Association (ABA) Approval

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.


Important Dates - Spring 2019

*Students seeking financial aid can apply after this date, but we can't guarantee disbursement in time to pay for classes.
November 16 Deadline to apply for the certificate program for students seeking financial aid*
December 6 Open House / Information Session
December 13 Online Open House / Information Session
January 2 Advance registration begins for certificate students & students with disabilities
January 3 Open registration begins
January 28 Spring semester begins
February 15 Deadline to apply for the certificate program
April 1 - 5 No classes, Paralegal Studies program spring break
May 3 Deadline to apply for spring graduation
May 23 Spring semester ends