Field Experience Paralegal Studies


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Fall 2021

PLS 380

Class Number: 11798
3 Units
Course Fee: 


Prerequisites: PLS 300 and PLS 320; all completed with a grade of C or better

This course is open only to admitted certificate program students and registration is via permission code issued by the instructor. This course is graded on a credit/no credit basis.

An Internship bridges the gap between the classroom and the legal work world. Students are placed in a legal setting of their choice for two days per week for 15 weeks (120 hours.) Under special circumstances one day of week may be considered. Placements are available with large and small law firms, corporations, and legal service and government agencies.

Students are also required to attend monthly Saturday morning seminars on ethics, interpersonal communications in the law office, résumé writing, office politics, time management, and stress prevention.

Students without legal experience are strongly encouraged to take this course, which may be taken twice for a total of six units. Individual counseling for students interested in doing an internship is available. Please contact the instructor.

To begin the process, an Internship Application must be completed and returned to the instructor or paralegal program staff. You can download an application from the program website, email your to request to the program staff or instructor, or pick one up in the Paralegal Library.




Course Fee: $650

Remote learning will continue for fall 2021. This will be facilitated via our online platform iLearn and with Zoom.

To access the online class, visit to log in after registration and payment using your SF State ID and password.

All University and faculty communications are sent to a student's SFSU email ( Once you have enrolled, please check yours regularly or have it forwarded to an account you do check. This link has more info if you have not set it up:

Please note:
Registration is unavailable for this class once the semester has started. If you would like to add this course please contact the instructor via email.

Students allowed to add the class will be provided with a permission number. Use this number to register. Visit our registration page for information on how to register and pay:

Class Number: 11798


Please note the Class Number. You will need it to register.

Refund Information

Refund Code Full Refund 75% Refund No Refund
CEL_ACSL Class dropped on or before September 13 Class dropped between September 14 and September 20 Class dropped on September 21 and beyond


Last Update: Sep 20, 2021 8:40am