Business and CIS Division

321 E. Chapman Ave., Building 1000, Ste. 1005
Fullerton, CA 92832 |  714-992-7032
buscis@fullcoll.edu

Paralegal Studies

Fullerton College’s ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program provides the education and skills necessary for graduates to work under the supervision of an attorney as a critical member of the legal support team in all areas of law. Our program aids students in finding employment in this ever-growing, fast paced, and challenging field. According to Robert Half Legal Recruiters, “Highly sought-after legal professionals are capable of receiving multiple job offers, counteroffers and even signing bonuses.” While the program does not prepare the student for the practice of law, many graduates have gone on to law school curriculum, finding it easier to understand. The program offers both an Associate in Science degree and a Certificate.

PLEASE NOTEThe Fullerton College ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program does not prepare students for law school or the practice of law. Under California’s Business and Professions Code, Section 6450 (et seq.), a paralegal may not market his or her services to the public, but must work under the direct supervision of an attorney licensed to practice law.

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Michael Moore
mmoore1@fullcoll.edu
(714) 992-7208

Introduction to Paralegal Studies
Introduction to Legal Research & Terminology
Introduction to Legal Writing
Advanced Legal Writing
Civil Litigation 

PROGRAM ASSISTANT:

Kelley Jones-Horwood
E-mail: kjoneshorwood@fullcoll.edu
(714) 732-5568

Course Details and Course Rotation

Note: Paralegal Projected Course Rotation Subject to Change

Degree and Certificate Information

Click here for additional Admissions and Records information including Graduation Applications. Check with Admissions and Records for those deadlines.

The following are the deadlines for BUS & CIS Division Certificate Applications. If you miss the current term’s deadline, your application will be processed the next term. Please note that all classes must be complete and grades posted before submitting the application:

Fall Completion Deadline January 1

Spring Completion Deadline June 1

Summer Completion Deadline September 1

If you have any questions, please email us at buscis@fullcoll.edu

Paralegal Studies Curriculum Overview

Note: Subject to Change

COURSETITLENIGHTSATURDAYONLINE
REQUIRED COURSES
PLEG 101Introduction to Paralegal StudiesXXX
PLEG 104*Introduction to Legal Research and TerminologyXX
PLEG 105Introduction to Legal WritingXX
PLEG 116*Computers in the Law Office IX
PLEG 201Civil Litigation IXX
PLEG 202Civil Litigation IIXX
PLEG 207*Computer Assisted Legal ResearchXXX
ELECTIVE COURSES
PLEG 203Tort Law (Even Year - Fall)XX
PLEG 204Family Law
PLEG 205Probate, Wills, and Trusts (Even Year - Summer)
PLEG 206Bankruptcy Law and Procedure (Odd Year-Spring)
PLEG 208Workers' Compensation Law (Odd Year - Fall)XX
PLEG 209Criminal Law and Procedure (Odd Year - Spring)
PLEG 210Paralegal InternshipXX
PLEG 211
(w/RE 102)
Real Property Law and Procedure (Even Year- Fall)X
PLEG 213Employment and Labor Law (Even Year - Fall)XX
PLEG 214
(w/Bus 245)
Contract Law and Procedure (Odd Year- Fall)XX
PLEG 215*Discovery in Electronic Age
PLEG 216*Computers in the Law Office IIX
PLEG 217Immigration Law (Odd Year - Fall)XX
PLEG 218Entertainment and Sports Law (Odd Year- Spring)
PLEG 219Intellectual Property (Even Year - Spring)
PLEG 220Elder Law
PLEG 221Paralegal Ethics
PLEG 223*Advanced Legal Research and Writing
PLEG 225Law Office Management (Odd Year- Summer)
PLEG 226Constitutional Law (Odd Year- Fall)X
PLEG 227
(w/BUS 242)
International Law (Even Year- Fall)XX

*NOTE: These courses may require purchases of subscription access to third-party websites. Please inquire in the Division Office for details.

COURSETITLENIGHTSATURDAYONLINE
REQUIRED COURSES
PLEG 101Introduction to Paralegal StudiesXXX
PLEG 104*Introduction to Legal Research and TerminologyXX
PLEG 105Introduction to Legal WritingXX
PLEG 116*Computers in the Law Office IX
PLEG 201Civil Litigation IXX
PLEG 202Civil Litigation IIXX
PLEG 207*Computer Assisted Legal ResearchXXX
ELECTIVE COURSES
PLEG 203Tort Law (Even Year - Fall)
PLEG 204Family LawX
PLEG 205Probate, Wills, and Trusts (Even Year - Summer)
PLEG 206Bankruptcy Law and Procedure (Odd Year-Spring)XX
PLEG 208Workers' Compensation Law (Odd Year - Fall)
PLEG 209Criminal Law and Procedure (Odd Year - Spring)XX
PLEG 210Paralegal InternshipXX
PLEG 211
(w/RE 102)
Real Property Law and Procedure (Even Year- Fall)
PLEG 213Employment and Labor Law (Even Year - Fall)
PLEG 214
(w/Bus 245)
Contract Law and Procedure (Odd Year- Fall)
PLEG 215*Discovery in Electronic Age
PLEG 216*Computers in the Law Office IIX
PLEG 217Immigration Law (Odd Year - Fall)
PLEG 218Entertainment and Sports Law (Odd Year- Spring)X
PLEG 219Intellectual Property (Even Year - Spring)XX
PLEG 220Elder Law
PLEG 221Paralegal Ethics
PLEG 223*Advanced Legal Research and WritingXX
PLEG 225Law Office Management (Odd Year- Summer)
PLEG 226Constitutional Law (Odd Year- Fall)
PLEG 227
(w/BUS 242)
International Law (Even Year- Fall)

*NOTE: These courses may require purchases of subscription access to third-party websites. Please inquire in the Division Office for details.

COURSETITLENIGHTSATURDAYONLINE
REQUIRED COURSES
PLEG 101Introduction to Paralegal Studies
PLEG 104*Introduction to Legal Research and Terminology
PLEG 105Introduction to Legal Writing
PLEG 116*Computers in the Law Office IX
PLEG 201Civil Litigation I
PLEG 202Civil Litigation II
PLEG 207*Computer Assisted Legal ResearchX
ELECTIVE COURSES
PLEG 203Tort Law (Even Year - Fall)
PLEG 204Family Law
PLEG 205Probate, Wills, and Trusts (Even Year - Summer)XX
PLEG 206Bankruptcy Law and Procedure (Odd Year-Spring)
PLEG 208Workers' Compensation Law (Odd Year - Fall)
PLEG 209Criminal Law and Procedure (Odd Year - Spring)
PLEG 210Paralegal InternshipXX
PLEG 211
(w/RE 102)
Real Property Law and Procedure (Even Year- Fall)
PLEG 213Employment and Labor Law (Even Year - Fall)
PLEG 214
(w/Bus 245)
Contract Law and Procedure (Odd Year- Fall)
PLEG 215*Discovery in Electronic AgeXXX
PLEG 216*Computers in the Law Office IIX
PLEG 217Immigration Law (Odd Year - Fall)
PLEG 218Entertainment and Sports Law (Odd Year- Spring)
PLEG 219Intellectual Property (Even Year - Spring)
PLEG 220Elder Law
PLEG 221Paralegal EthicsXXX
PLEG 223*Advanced Legal Research and Writing
PLEG 225Law Office Management (Odd Year- Summer)XX
PLEG 226Constitutional Law (Odd Year- Fall)
PLEG 227
(w/BUS 242)
International Law (Even Year- Fall)

*NOTE: These courses may require purchases of subscription access to third-party websites. Please inquire in the Division Office for details.